Denied an AAFC franchise for failure to secure a venue, the Baltimore Colts sat out the circuitís inaugural season and promptly replaced the fledgling Miami Seahawks in 1947. These (7) programs were issued during the debut campaign of the first-ever Colts installment. With covers and pages intact throughout, the guides hail from the clubís Waverly-based Memorial Stadium home, as well as from a road game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Complete listing on our website.
September 7 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers issued at Memorial Stadium, this 28-page guide presents (EX) and is a well-preserved keepsake from the first-ever game and win by a Baltimore Colts franchise. The front cover features an artistís rendition of Brooklynís Glenn Dobbs. Off to an auspicious start, the Colts won by what would eventually prove to be an ironic 16-7 score (the same tally of an NFL title contest thatís best forgotten in Baltimore).
October 5 vs. San Francisco 49ers issued at Memorial Stadium, this 32-page program has a black-and-white likeness of 49ers fullback Norm Standlee on the front cover and presents minimally (VG-EX) with a hint of a vertical compacting fold.
October 19 vs. Los Angeles Dons issued at Memorial Stadium, this 32-page guide features a black-and-white photo of Colts halfback Bill Hillenbrand on the front cover. Presents (VG-EX) with a hint of a horizontal compacting fold.
October 26 vs. Los Angeles Dons issued at the Los Angeles Coliseum, this 32-page guide presents (VG) with a vertical compacting fold and handwritten scoring legend on an interior grid.
November 23 vs. Buffalo Bills issued at Memorial Stadium, this 32-page program showcases a black-and-white image of Colts quarterback Wilson Schwenk on the front cover. Presents (VG-EX) with surface marks and minor wrinkling on covers.
November 30 vs. Chicago Rockets issued at Memorial Stadium, this 32-page publication features a black-and-white portrayal of Colts end Lamar Davis on the front cover and presents (EX).
December 7 vs. Cleveland Browns issued at Memorial Stadium, this 32-page guide has a black-and-white cover photo of Colts fullback Frank Sinkwich and presents (VG) with moisture-induced wrinkles throughout.