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1st College Football All-Star Game In 1934...



Item # 657219

September 1, 1934

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, September 1, 1934

* Chicago College All-Star Game
* Very 1st annual football game
* Chicago Bears NFL team
* Best title to be had (rare)


The front page has a five column headline: "All-Stars Battle Bears to 0-0 Tie" subheads. (see) The front page of section 2 (sports) has a nice banner headline: "COLLEGE SPIRIT STOPS PROS' MARCH ON GOAL" with subheads, 3 related photos and lineups. Nice for display. First report coverage on the very 1st Chicago College All-Star Game. Great to have from the city where it took place. Rare as such.
Complete with all 28 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the blank spine.

wikipedia notes: The Chicago Charities College All-Star Game was a preseason American football game played annually (except in 1974) from 1934 to 1976 between the National Football League champions and a team of star college seniors from the previous year. It was also known as the College All-Star Football Classic. After the AFL-NFL Championship was introduced, including for the two seasons before the "Super Bowl" designation was officially adopted and the remaining two seasons before the NFL/AFL merger, the Super Bowl winner was the professional team involved, regardless of which league the team represented. Thus, the New York Jets played in the 1969 edition, although still an AFL team. The second game in 1935 involved the hometown Chicago Bears, runner-up in 1934, instead of the defending champion New York Giants.

Category: The 20th Century

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