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1946-1969 Los Angeles Rams Program Lot of (62) Including First-Ever Los Angeles Rams Game

Lot Number 762

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Purchased by entrepreneur Dan Reeves in 1941, the Cleveland Rams suspended play altogether in 1943 (due to a roster ravaged by World War II enlistings) and rebounded by winning the franchise’s first NFL championship two years later. For an encore to that title, Reeves embraced the vision to make the NFL the first coast-to-coast league in America, relocating his team to sunny California. These (62) gameday programs were issued for Rams games during the franchise’s original tenure in Southern California. With covers and crisp pages intact throughout, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum guides present mostly at the (EX-MT) and (EX) levels (with exceptions noted). Includes:

 

1946: (inaugural year in Los Angeles)

September 29 vs. Philadelphia Eagles; presents (VG-EX) with partial separation about the spine. The guide is otherwise nice and is from the first-ever Los Angeles Rams game!

1948:

November 28 vs. Green Bay Packers

1949:

October 30 vs. Chicago Bears; program is (VG) with vertical compacting fold

December 1 vs. Chicago Cardinals

1961:

August 25 vs. Cleveland Browns (pre-season)

September 23 vs. Chicago Bears

October 1 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1963:

(2) September 7 vs. San Francisco 49ers (pre-season, two different front cover designs)

September 21 vs. Washington Redskins

October 13 vs. Chicago Bears

October 27 vs. San Francisco 49ers (Les Richter Day)

November 24 vs. Baltimore Colts

December 7 vs. Green Bay Packers

1964:

August 15 vs. Cleveland Browns (pre-season)

August 29 vs. Minnesota Vikings (pre-season)

September 5 vs. San Francisco 49ers (pre-season)

September 19 vs. Detroit Lions

September 27 vs. Minnesota Vikings

October 18 vs. San Francisco 49ers

November 8 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

November 15 vs. Chicago Bears

November 22 vs. Baltimore Colts

December 13 vs. Green Bay Packers; (NM) program includes an open letter encouraging Los Angeles area business owners to hire Rams players during the off-season

1965:

September 26 vs. Chicago Bears

October 3 vs. Minnesota Vikings

October 17 vs. San Francisco 49ers

November 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings (issued at Metropolitan Stadium)

November 28 vs. Green Bay Packers

1966:

August 27 vs. St. Louis Cardinals (pre-season)

September 3 vs. San Francisco 49ers (pre-season)

September 16 vs. Chicago Bears

September 30 vs. San Francisco 49ers

October 30 vs. Baltimore Colts

November 13 vs. New York Giants

December 18 vs. Green Bay Packers

1967:

August 18 vs. Cleveland Browns (pre-season)

September 1 vs. Kansas City Chiefs (pre-season)

September 9 vs. San Francisco 49ers

September 22 vs. Minnesota Vikings

October 8 vs. San Francisco 49ers; (EX-MT) program from the only game the Rams lost that season

October 22 vs. Washington Redskins

November 12 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

December 3 vs. Atlanta Falcons

December 9 vs. Green Bay Packers; (EX-MT) guide from 27-24 Rams triumph (two weeks later, the Rams fell to the Packers in the NFL playoffs)

1968:

August 1 vs. New Orleans Saints (pre-season advertising checking copy)

August 17 vs. Dallas Cowboys (pre-season advertising checking copy)

August 31 vs. Kansas City Chiefs (pre-season advertising checking copy)

September 6 vs. San Francisco 49ers (pre-season advertising checking copy)

September 22 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

October 8 vs. San Francisco 49ers (advertising checking copy)

October 20 vs. Atlanta Falcons

November 3 vs. Detroit Lions (advertising checking copy)

November 24 vs. New York Giants (Fran Tarkenton on front cover)

December 8 vs. Chicago Bears

December 15 vs. Baltimore Colts (Johnny Unitas on front cover; after starting 10-1-1, the Rams lost their final two games, including this season finale against the Colts, and were eliminated from the playoffs)

1969:

October 5 vs. New Orleans Saints

October 19 vs. Green Bay Packers

November 9 vs. San Francisco 49ers

November 23 vs. Dallas Cowboys

December 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings (program from Rams’ first loss after a franchise-best 11-0 start)

December 21 vs. Baltimore Colts



 
 
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