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1961 NFL Gameday Program Lot of (42) - Gorgeous Condition with NFL Title Program and First-Ever Vikings Game

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Taking a cue from the upstart AFL, the NFL expanded its regular season schedule to 14 games in 1961. During a hotly contested season that saw Vince Lombardiís Green Bay Packers emerge as champions for the first of five times in seven years, these (42) gameday programs were issued at various gridiron venues. With covers and crisp pages intact throughout, the guides average (NM) quality and are, with high probability, the most pristine 1961 examples youíll ever see! Headlining the lot are: Bears vs. Vikings: issued at Metropolitan Stadium on September 17 for the first game in Minnesota Vikings history; program is (MT); Giants at Packers: issued at Green Bayís City Stadium for the December 31 championship game. Complete list on our website.

1961 Baltimore Colts Programs:
September 24 vs. Detroit Lions; Memorial Stadium
October 29 vs. Chicago Bears; Memorial Stadium
November 5 vs. Green Bay Packers; Memorial Stadium
November 19 vs. St. Louis Cardinals; Memorial Stadium
December 3 vs. San Francisco 49ers

1961 Green Bay Packers Programs
September 17 vs. Detroit Lions; Milwaukee County Stadium
September 24 vs. San Francisco 49ers; Green Bay City Stadium
October 1 vs. Chicago Bears; Green Bay City Stadium
October 8 vs. Baltimore Colts; Green Bay City Stadium
October 29 vs. Minnesota Vikings; Milwaukee County Stadium
November 19 vs. Los Angeles Rams; Green Bay City Stadium
December 31 NFL Championship Game Program vs. New York Giants; Green Bay City Stadium

1961 Los Angeles Rams Programs:
August 19 vs. New York Giants; pre-season game program issued at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
August 25 vs. Cleveland Browns; pre-season game program issued at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
September 1 vs. San Francisco 49ers; pre-season game program issued at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
September 23 vs. Chicago Bears; Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
October 1 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers; Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
October 29 vs. Detroit Lions; Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

1961 Minnesota Vikings Programs: a complete run of (7/7) home guides from the franchiseís inaugural season! Includes:
September 17 vs. Chicago Bears (first game in franchise history); Metropolitan Stadium
October 8 vs. Dallas Cowboys; Metropolitan Stadium
October 15 vs. San Francisco 49ers; Metropolitan Stadium
October 22 vs. Green Bay Packers; Metropolitan Stadium (the very first of 106 contests in one of the NFLís most heated rivalries)
November 12 vs. Baltimore Colts
November 19 vs. Detroit Lions
December 3 vs. Los Angeles Rams

1961 Philadelphia Eagles Programs: a complete run of (7/7) home programs; includes:
September 17 vs. Cleveland Browns; Franklin Field
September 24 vs. Washington Redskins; Franklin Field
October 1 vs. St. Louis Cardinals; Franklin Field
October 8 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers; Franklin Field
November 5 vs. Chicago Bears; Franklin Field
November 26 vs. Dallas Cowboys; Franklin Field
December 10 vs. New York Giants; Franklin Field

1961 St. Louis Cardinals Programs: a complete run of (7/7) home guides from the franchiseís second season in the Gateway City; includes:
October 8 vs. New York Giants; Sportsmanís Park
October 15 vs. Philadelphia Eagles; Sportsmanís Park
October 29 vs. Cleveland Browns; Sportsmanís Park
November 12 vs. Detroit Lions; Sportsmanís Park
December 3 vs. Washington Redskins; Sportsmanís Park
December 10 vs. Dallas Cowboys; Sportsmanís Park (program presents nicely, though has minor cover separation on spineís lower portion)
December 17 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers; Sportsmanís Park

1961 San Francisco 49ers Programs:
September 17 vs. Washington Redskins; Kezar Stadium
October 8 vs. Los Angeles Rams; Kezar Stadium

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