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1st ever NFL football championship game...



Item # 657222

December 19, 1932

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, December 19, 1932

* 1st ever NFL football championship game
* Chicago Bears vs. Portsmouth Spartans
* Bronko Nagurski - Red Grange
* Best title to be had - very rare as such

The front page of section 2 (sports) has a great banner headline: "BEARS WIN, 9-0; PRO FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS" with subheads, related photo and lineups. (see) Nice for display. First report coverage on the very 1st NFL title game ever played. (historic) The game was played between the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans. Great to have in this famous Chicago publication, very 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 1932 NFL Playoff Game was the first ever playoff game held by the National Football League (NFL), the major professional American football sports league in the United States. Due to extremely cold weather, the game was played indoors on December 18, 1932 at Chicago Stadium in Chicago. The final score was Chicago Bears 9, Portsmouth Spartans 0.

The game paved the way for a new era of professional American football. After following the rules of college football for its first 13 years of existence, the NFL began to develop its own rules. The popularity of the game also led the league to start holding annual playoff games. Thus, the 1932 NFL Playoff Game is sometimes unofficially called the 1932 NFL Championship Game.

Furthermore, the game is regarded as the first ever major indoor football game.

Category: The 20th Century

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