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September 26, 1926 Pottsville Maroons vs. Media Athletic Club Program

Lot Number 1071

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The Potsville Maroons were one of the most bizarre stories in the history of the NFL, a team from “the middle of nowhere” loaded with a mixture of coal miners and college All-American stars. Potsville dominated its first bunch of opponents by a combined score of 162-6, scoring at will and hardly ever surrendering any points. Potsville ultimately defeated the Chicago Cardinals 21-7 in the midst of a snowstorm to win the 1925 World Championship (or so they thought). The NFL was by no means impressed by this display and claimed that Pottsville had violated a rule by playing Notre Dame in Philadelphia, which was the territory of the Yellow Jackets football club. The league tried to give the championship to Chicago, but they rejected it, leaving no winner of the title that year. That team (and their subsequent barnstorming) is the subject of this September 26, 1926 Pottsville Maroons vs. Media Athletic Club program which has a cover that presents in VG-EX condition with EX condition interior pages. Only scattered age appropriate staining brings the technical grade down, as this rare collectible is still in remarkable condition for a “Roaring Twenties” keepsake. The scorecard in the center of publication is filled out in pencil showing a 52-0 Pottsville victory and the schedule for both clubs. The cover interestingly claims that Pottsville Maroons are the "World's Champions 1925"

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