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One hundred and sixty-two Baltimore Colts games are represented in this considerable collection of program and ticket stub/pass pairings from home, away and neutral sites. Actually this lot totals (340) game day souvenirs from Colts pre, regular and post season 1960s-1970s games, as this gargantuan accumulation not only includes (162) programs with (162) corresponding stubs/passes, but also an additional (16) stubs/passes. Whether you’re a reseller or collector that’s quite a lot of value.
The programs are generally clean and attractive ranging as (90% VG-EX to NM, 10% lesser) with many of the earliest editions rating EX and better. The ticket stubs and passes were obviously subjected to more handling than the programs, but overall they remain highly attractive, presenting as (70% VG to EX-MT, 30% lesser).
Headlining this collection is the man who led the Colts through their glory years, QB Johnny Unitas (d.2002). This brilliant HOFer makes his presence felt with a dynamic autograph (“8-9”, minor ink migration) on a 12/5/65 Memorial Stadium program (VG) vs. the Chicago Bears, with accompanying stub (EX-MT). Auction LOA from JSA.
Other highlights are:
Playoff Games: 12/26/65 Western Conference program (EX), stub (VG-EX); 1/9/66 Pro Play-Off Classic at the Orange Bowl program (VG), stub presents VG-EX with tape/residue on reverse; 1/8/67 Pro-Play-Off Classic at the Orange Bowl program (EX) with light soiling, stub (VG+); 12/26/70 AFC Division Game program (EX-MT), stub (VG-EX) with deference to two pinholes; 1/3/71 1970 AFC Championship Game program (EX-MT), stub (VG); 12/26/71 AFC Division Game program (NM), stub (VG)
1/8/12 27th Annual All-Star Football Game featuring Colts vs. College All-Stars program (VG) with moderate soiling, stub (VG)
9/6/64 Hall of Fame Game program (EX+) and full ticket obverse presents NM reverse is covered with heavy album residue
Also present are hundreds of assorted programs, stubs and passes including several with photo covers featuring stars such as “Gino Marchetti/Bill Pellington Day”, Jim Brown, Gale Sayers, Bart Starr, Don Shula, Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett and others; and various Shrine Games, charity games, double-headers, All-Star Games, numerous early-1960s and plenty against top teams of the period including the Packers, Cowboys and Browns.
Due to considerable weight this lot will incur a significant shipping fee.