Classic February 2008
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The first of three football teams to be called the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the only one to be a franchise in the NFL, enjoyed full 14 seasons from 1930 to 1943. In 1944 the franchise changed their name to the Brooklyn Tigers and ultimately wafted away through a series of location/name changes that led to their very limited contribution to the eventual creation of the Baltimore Colts. Offered here are six 7" x 10" programs from two of their final seasons. Five of the six programs contain 12 pages (counting covers) except for the last in the group which jumps to 16 pages. All but the earliest incorporate red-and-white printing that includes images on their front covers and within of a Dodger player. The earliest program is from 9/9/41 and features a black-and-white photo of future Hall of Famer Ace Parker on the cover (VG, with light vertical center crease). Bruiser Kinard is another future Hall of Famer who gets cover treatment (10/18/42; 2 copies—one is GD, due to some soiling on the cover and small edge issues, while the second is VG/EX). Also included: 9/21/41 (GD/VG), 11/2/41 (GD/VG in appearance, but has a photo clipped from the interior that takes up 1/4 of a page), and 10/25/42 (VG, due to a bit of edge chipping at one 2" tall spot on the back cover's long open edge).
1941-1942 Brooklyn Dodgers Programs (6)
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