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(9) 1948 Baltimore Colts AAFC Programs

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Replacing a bankrupt Miami Seahawks franchise in the upstart AAFC (All America Football Conference), Baltimore fielded the first of three separate Colts installments from 1947 through 1949. These (9) game-issued programs hail from the 1948 season during which the 7-7 team made its first and only AAFC playoff appearance. With covers/pages intact, the guides present between (EX) and (VG) from their Memorial Stadium home and venues such as Ebbets Field, Soldier Field, Kezar Stadium and the Los Angeles Coliseum. Complete listing on our website.

August 8 vs. Los Angeles Dons issued at Multnomah Civic Stadium, this eight-page pre-season publication presents (VG) with a horizontal compacting fold.

August 22 vs. San Francisco 49ers issued at Kezar Stadium, this 24-page pre-season program presents (GD) with multiple cover creases and tape securing the spine.

August 27 vs. Cleveland Browns issued at Toledoís Scott High School, this 28-paqe publication presents nicely with crisp covers/pages, though does have handwritten score notations on the front cover and first page.

September 5 vs. New York Yankees issued at Memorial Stadium for the season opener, this 32-page guide is complete with covers and all pages, but presents (GD) with significant cover wrinkles and a tear.

September 10 vs. Chicago Rockets issued at Soldier Field (which at the time was home to neither the NFLís Bears or Cardinals), this 29-page guide features crisp covers/pages, but has handwritten notations throughout and a coupon cut out from one of the interior pages.

October 10 vs. San Francisco 49ers issued at Memorial Stadium, this 32-page publication presents at the (VG-EX) plateau with age-induced foxing on the front coverís edge.

October 15 vs. Los Angeles Dons a 24-page program issued at the Los Angeles Coliseum, presents (VG) with cover creases

November 28 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers issued at Ebbets Field, the 20-page guide shows (VG-EX) quality with a series of cover creases.

December 12 vs. Buffalo Bills issued at Memorial Stadium for the Colts first and only AAFC playoff game, this 32-page program presents (VG-EX) with minor spine separation and handwritten notations on the front cover. 2

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