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(8) 1951 New York Yanks NFL Programs - Franchise's Final Season

Lot Number 615

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From the Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium and from Bulldogs to Yanks, owner Ted Collins’ short-lived NFL franchise met with misfortune uncommon to its baseball namesake. These (8) gameday programs were issued during the Yanks’ 1951 season, the franchise’s final campaign. Issued at the club’s famed “House That Ruth Built” home venue, as well as at sites such as Kezar Stadium and the Shreveport, LA State Fair, the guides features colorful covers with components intact to average (EX) and (VG-EX) quality. Complete listing on our website.

September 14 vs. Washington Redskins issued at Shreveport, LA’s State Fair Stadium, this 16-page pre-season guide presents (EX-MT) though a handwritten “1951” notation on the front cover renders it technically lesser.

September 28 vs. Los Angeles Rams issued at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, this 20-page program shows (VG) overall quality with handwritten score notations on the interior and front cover, as well as a series of front cover creases.

November 11 vs. San Francisco 49ers issued at Kezar Stadium, the 20-opage publication presents (VG-EX) with minor wrinkling and a date stamping on the back cover.

November 18 vs. Los Angeles Rams issued at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the Yanks’ seventh road game of the first eight weeks the 20-page guide shows (VG-EX) quality with penciled scoring notations on the front cover.

November 25 vs. San Francisco 49ers issued at Yankee Stadium, the 20-page program presents (VG-EX) with evidence of minor handling.

December 2 vs. Green Bay Packers issued at City Stadium (the predecessor to Lambeau Field), this 60-page publication hails from the game in which the Yanks posted the final triumph in franchise history. Covers and pages remain intact on this minimally (VG-EX) souvenir.

December 9 vs. Chicago Bears issued at Yankee Stadium, this 20-page guide presents between (GD) and (FR) with a vertical compacting fold and moisture-induced wrinkling/stains throughout.

December 16 vs. New York Giants issued at Yankee Stadium for the final game in team annals, this 20-page program presents (VG) with a small tear affecting the middle right border of covers/pages and vintage tape securing the spine.

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