Still decades away from the current technology that enables footage and imagery on demand, the Baltimore Colts did things “old school” as they prepared for opponents. These (2) binders contain voluminous information painstakingly gathered to prepare Colts players for upcoming battles. Includes:
1962 Playbook: a leather bound three-ring binder with hundreds of pages detailing formations and schemes, as well as instructions for warm-ups and blocking. The first section provides inspiration and incentive for players to discipline themselves (the bullet points begin with notice of a $200 fine for anyone who loses his playbook). Comprised mostly of printed text and diagrams, the playbook includes handwritten content regarding opponents and their specific tendencies.
1962 Quarterback Type Sheets: a leather bound three-ring binder with hundreds of pages divided by tabs to document the tendencies of individual opponents. The sheets chronicle games from as far back as 1958 and include handwritten results of formations and specifics in particular situations (i.e., third-and-long; first-and-10; etc.).
These are amazing survivors from a bygone era of a tough sport played by tough individuals armed only with desire, grit and determination (no PEDs, thank you).