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1932 to 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers Football Program and Ticket Collection (58)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,259
Collection of fifty-four Brooklyn Dodgers football programs spanning the years 1932-1949, plus a 1947 season-ticket book (AAFL) and three ticket stubs (all NFL). It should be noted that while all of the programs in this collection feature games involving the Brooklyn Dodgers football team, not all were issued for Dodger home games (some are for away games). Thirty-nine of the programs (1932-1944) are National Football League (NFL) programs, while the remaining fifteen programs (1946-1949) are for Brooklyn's entry in the All-America Football Conference (AAFL). The Brooklyn Dodgers were an NFL franchise from 1930 to 1945 (in 1944 the team changed its name to the Brooklyn Tigers and the following year the club merged with the Boston Yanks). In 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers team owner Dan Topping accepted a franchise in the newly formed AAFL, which was called the New York Yankees. In response, the NFL folded its Brooklyn franchise and assigned the team's players to the Boston Yanks. With Brooklyn's NFL franchise gone, the AAFL seized the opportunity by establishing its own team in Brooklyn in 1946. The new AAFL Brooklyn Dodgers remained in existence for three years before combining with the AAFL's New York Yankees for the league's final season in 1949 (the club was known as the Brooklyn-New York Yankees that year). Unless otherwise noted, the programs are for Dodgers home games, are not scored, and range in grade from Good to Excellent, averaging Vg. NFL Brooklyn Dodgers Programs (39 total, including 3 duplicates): 1932 (Green Bay Packers program; Oct. 23); 1936 (vs. Green Bay; Nov. 15); 1936 (Philadelphia Eagles program; Nov. 29); 1936 (Los Angeles Bulldogs program; Dec. 20; scored); 1937 (Chicago Bears; not an official program; complimentary fold-over program issued jointly by the Chicago Herald and Chicago Examiner newspapers; the date “11-14-37” is written in pencil at the top; scored); 1937 (Detroit Lions program; Oct. 17); 1938 (Washington Redskins program; Sept. 18; Fr, with staining to many of the pages); 1938 (Pittsburgh Pirates program; Oct. 9); 1938 (New York Giants program; Oct. 23; Fr-Gd, tape repair to many of the pages); 1938 (vs. “College All-Stars;” fold-over program; Dec. 3; Fr-Gd); 1939 (Washington Redskins program; Oct. 8); 1939 (vs. Washington Redskins; Nov. 12); 1940 (vs. Philadelphia Eagles; Oct. 4; Fr-Gd, with tape repair along the interior spine); 1940 (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers; Oct. 13; Fr-Gd, with large stain on cover and a few interior pages); 1940 (Chicago Bears program; Oct. 20; tape reinforcement along exterior spine); 1940 (Philadelphia Eagles program; Oct. 26); 1940 (vs. Washington Redskins; Nov. 10); 1940 (vs. Chicago Cardinals; Nov. 24); 1940 (New York Giants program; Dec 1); 1940 (New York Giants program; Dec 1); 1941(vs. Detroit Lions; Sept. 9); 1941 (Philadelphia Eagles program; Sept. 27); 1941 (Green Bay Packers program; Oct. 12); 1941 (vs. Philadelphia Eagles; Nov. 2); 1941 (vs. Washington Redskins; Nov. 9); 1941 (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers; Nov. 30; not an official program; fold-over variety); 1941 (New York Giants program; Dec. 7; scored); 1942 (vs. Green Bay Packers; Aug. 29; preseason game); 1942 (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers; Oct. 11); 1942 (vs. Washington Redskins; Oct. 18; Fr, with period newspaper clippings affixed to every interior page); 1942 (vs. New York Giants; Oct. 25; not an official program; fold-over variety); 1942 (vs. Cleveland Rams; Nov. 1; signed on the cover in black ink (grading "7") by Dean McAdams); 1942 (Pittsburgh Steelers program; Nov. 29); 1943 (vs. Eastern Army All-Stars; Sept. 16; fold-over variety; charity game); 1943 (vs. Green Bay Packers; Nov. 21; Fr, with tape repair to pages and paper loss on back cover); 1944 (Fort Warren Broncos program; Sept. 10; exhibition game played at Warren Bowl); 1944 (vs. Service All-Stars; Oct. 2; charity game; scored); 1944 (vs. Washington Redskins; Nov. 12); and 1944 (Philadelphia Eagles program; Dec. 3). AAFL Programs (15 total): 1946 (San Francisco Forty Niners program; Sept. 22); 1946 (vs. Miami Seahawks; Oct. 25); 1946 (vs. Cleveland Browns; Dec. 8); 1947 (exhibition game against the Los Angeles Dons in Portland, Oregon; Aug. 17; Fr-Gd); 1947 (exhibition game against the Los Angeles Dons in Portland, Oregon; Aug. 17; tape repair on interior pages); 1947 (exhibition game against the Chicago Rockets in Salt Lake City, Utah); 1947 (San Francisco Forty Niners program; Aug. 31); 1947 (San Francisco Forty Niners program; Aug. 31); 1947 (Los Angeles Dons program; Sept. 19); 1948 (Buffalo Bills program; Aug. 17; exhibition game); 1948 (San Francisco Forty Niners program; Sept. 5); 1948 (Chicago Rockets program; Oct. 24; scored); 1948 (Cleveland Browns program; Oct. 10); 1949 (Cleveland Browns program; Aug. 26; exhibition game); and 1949 (Baltimore Colts; Oct. 16). Tickets (4 total): 1938 (Brooklyn Dodgers NFL full ticket proof; Oct. 30; vs. Washington Redskins; 6.5 x 2.25 inches; with cancellation holes and tape remnants on reverse, otherwise Ex-Mt); 1940 (Brooklyn Dodgers NFL ticket stub; Nov. 24; vs. Chicago Cardinals; 2.25 x 1.25 inches; with a paperclip impression, otherwise Ex); 1941 (Brooklyn Dodgers NFL season press pass; 4 x 2.5 inches; with cancellation holes and tape remnants on reverse, otherwise Ex-Mt); and 1947 (Brooklyn Dodgers AAFL season-ticket book; contains full tickets to each of the club's seven home games in 1947; tape remnants on three of the sides, otherwise Nr-Mt). Total: 58 items (54 programs and four tickets). Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,259
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