NFL NY Bulldogs 1949 Inaugural-Game Program vs. Philadelphia at the Polo Grounds.
Lot 408. NFL NY Bulldogs 1949 Inaugural-Game Program vs. Philadelphia at the Polo Grounds. At the end of the 1948 season, owner Ted Collins folded the Boston Yanks and persuaded the NFL to grant him a franchise in New York. His new team played at the Polo Grounds in 1949 and then moved to Yankee Stadium in 1950. This team essentially folded after 1951, although pieces of it found their way to Dallas and then Baltimore. The New York team was unsuccessful in its first outing, which occurred Sept. 22. The Bulldogs lost, 7-0, to Philadelphia before a crowd of only 8,426. The 20-page program is vg+ to ex. One page pictures three Bulldogs T-formation quarterbacks – Bobby Layne, Johnny Rauch and Bob DeMoss. Pete Pihos, Steve Van Buren, Tommy Thompson, Frank Kilroy and Vic Sears are also pictured for the Eagles, who went on to capture their second consecutive NFL Championship. Winning Bid $30.