6 Baltimore Colts Home Game Programs, 1955-60, vs. the 49ers, Lions, Bears and Rams.
Lot 511. 6 Baltimore Colts Home Game Programs, 1955-60, vs. the 49ers, Lions, Bears and Rams. The Colts were NFL champions in 1958 and 1959. In a Nov. 27, 1955 game, they defeated San Francisco, 26-14. The 46-page program has three pages of Baltimore player photos and two pages of 49ers. Future Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is among the players, along with Gino Marchetti, Art Donovan, Buddy Young, Raymond Berry, Y. A. Tittle, Leo Nomellini, Joe Perry, Bob St. Clair, Hugh McElhenny and others. Pages 23-26 are missing; the overall appearance is vg-ex except for the owner’s name and the score on the front cover. Sept. 7, 1957 vs. Detroit, 34-14 victory, 50 pages, two pages of Lions photos including Layne and J H Johnson and full-page photos of five Colts, Ameche, Preas, Pellington, Donovan and Rechichar; vg-ex except the score added to the cover. Oct. 5 1957 vs. the Bears, 21-10 win, 50 pages, full-page photos of Ameche, Marchetti, Lipscomb, Unitas and Berry, and smaller photos of 12 Bears, including George, Jones and Gallimore; g-vg. Sept. 27, 1959 vs. Detroit, a 21-9 win in a 9-3 season, the best in the NFL West. These Colts defeated the New York Giants in the NFL Championship game, 31-16. The 62-page program is vg+ to ex with the score added to the front cover. The interior offers a photo and profile of 35 Colts players and 10 Lions. Oct. 16, 1960 vs. Los Angeles, a 31-17 win, 74 pages, photos and profiles of many Colts and some Rams, vg+ to ex. And Nov. 27, 1960 vs. San Francisco, Colts lost 22-30, 74 pages, photos and profiles of Donovan, Parker, Marchetti, Lipscomb, Berry, Moore, Unitas and 23 additional Colts and Tittle, St. Clair, Brodie and Bosley and 16 other 49ers. Vg+ with the spine repaired at the bottom left. Winning Bid $50.