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Baltimore Colts win NFL football championship over New York Giants...

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December 28, 1959

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, December 28, 1959

* Baltimore (Indianapolis) Colts vs. New York Giants
* NFL football championship title game

The front page has a banner headline above the masthead: "Colts Cut Down Giants, 31-16" Unfortunately there are two library stamps within this heading which affects its appearance somewhat. The sport's section (page 29) has a three column headline: "'Whirlway' Colts Win It" Also: "'Colt Defense Is What Beat Us'" and 3 related photos. First report coverage on the 1959 professional National Football League championship between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, some small binding holes along the spine, again the two library stamps a the top of the front page, otherwise nice.

wikipedia notes: The 1959 National Football League Championship Game was played on December 27, 1959 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The game was a rematch of the 1958 championship game that went into overtime. The 1959 game was the 27th annual NFL championship game. The Baltimore Colts had won the Western Conference with a record of 9-3 while the New York Giants had won the Eastern Conference with a record of 10-2.Gibson.

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