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Lot # 999: Very Rare 1894 Chicago vs. Stanford Football Program Featuring Camp & Stagg

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 24 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Late Summer Classic 2021",
which ran from 8/22/2021 7:00 PM to
9/25/2021 10:00 PM

Very important college football program dating from 1894 heralds two contests: Chicago vs. Stanford from December 29, and a New Year's Day affair between LA Athletic and Stanford. Featured in the 16-page, 5.5x8.5" paper stock staple-bound issue are iconic pioneers of the sport Amos Alonso Stagg and Walter Camp. In our last auction we sold a handwritten letter by Camp explaining why Stanford should not play Chicago on Christmas Day of that year (considered the first post-season Bowl game ever played), arguing that they had not proven their status as a national-caliber program. As it turned out, Chicago won that first meeting and this is from the rematch just four days later, in which Stanford gained revenge with a 12-0 victory. In tremendous condition for its age, with slight fading at the top border and a glue stain across the back from mounting; pages and print are fresh and vivid. This is the only one of its kind that we've seen and is hobby-fresh, from the estate of Paul Downing.

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