1949 Program for a Chicago Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles Game.
Lot 409. 1949 Program for a Chicago Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles Game. That red-head depicted (theoretically, an infinite number of times) on the program’s front cover looks a lot like Arthur Godfrey, who appears in a cigarette advertisement inside with Bing Crosby and Perry Como. Widely recognized sports illustrator Lon Keller created the artwork. The Eagles won this Oct. 8 game, 28-3, at Shibe Park. It was their third win in an 11-1 season that concluded with their second consecutive NFL Championship. In the preceding season, the Eagles had defeated the Cardinals in the Championship Game, 7-0. This 32-page program is vg+ to ex and nicely illustrated with a full-page photo of Steve Van Buren, and pages of photos featuring Eagles or Cardinals. Among the pictured players are Chuck Bednarik, Al Wistert, Pete Pihos, Tommy Thompson, Alex Wojciechowicz, Charley Trippi, Elmer Angsman, Vince Banonis and Boris Dimancheff. The 1948 Eagles team is shown as NFL champions. Winning Bid $25.