1936 NFL Championship Game Program - Packers vs. Redskins - Packers Win First Title Game!

Sold For: $9,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2222

Item Year: 1936

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Rare program from the 1936 NFL Championship game between the Boston Redskins and Green Bay Packers, held at the Polo Grounds in New York City on December 13th. This was a historic game in that it not only marked the Packers' first win in a title game, but was also the first NFL title game to be played at a neutral site. (The Packers had won three previous NFL titles, but the titles were awarded based upon record; no championship game was played.) The game was scheduled to be played at Boston's Fenway Park, but Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, concerned with low fan turnout for his club, had the game moved to New York. The following season Marshall relocated his club to Washington. The Packers, coached by the legendary Curley Lambeau, defeated the Redskins 21-6, with Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutson scoring the first touchdown of the the game on a forty-eight yard pass from quarterback Arnie Herber. This is the first example of this rare program we have ever handled and one of only a few we have seen. The four-page program (7 x 10 inches), which features a photo of Boston running back Cliff Battles on the cover, displays a vertical fold and a number of moderate creases. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).


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