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1949-1970s Baltimore Colts Ephemera Lot With Original News Service Photos

Lot Number 725

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Gathered by a fervent Baltimore Colts supporter whose dedication spanned the AAFC years to the team’s first NFL incarnation (1950) through the early 1970s as the glory (and attendance) faded, this lot of Charm City gridiron ephemera is headlined by:


(8) Original News Service/Wire Photographs:

Ranging in size from 10x8” x 7x5”, the black-and-white photos include: (3) 1949 AAFC original wire photos (all with “ACME NEWSPICTURES” stampings on reverse); a 1950 “Acme Telephoto” from the club’s second-ever game (September 24 vs. Cleveland Browns; and (4) 1950s-1970s original news service photos


(7) 1954 Bowman Football Cards:

(grade FR to GD) with: (2) #2 Huzar, #50 Taliaferro, #82 Jackson, #97 Finnan, #109 Sharkey and #126 Spinney


(3) Vintage National Bohemian Beer Point of Sale Displays:

All with equine-themed logo of Colt clearing the goal post


Baltimore Colts Stationery:

1950s-1970s typewritten correspondence sheets (including several blank sheets) including letters respectively signed by team presidents Don Kellett and Carol Rosenbloom.


(5) Books:

The Baltimore Colts Story (signed by Weeb Ewbank; 1958, Press Box Publishers)

From Colts to Ravens (1997, Tidewater Publishers)

Tales From the Baltimore Ravens Sidelines (signed by Tom Matte; 2004, Sports Publishing)

All Things Being Equal (signed by Lenny Moore; 2005, Sports Publishing)

The Cowgirl and the Colts (softcover; 2007, Helm Publishing)



(2) 1965 placemats (with player images, including Unitas)

Newspaper Clippings (including December 29, 1958 Baltimore News-Post front page chronicling Colts NFL championship)

(2) 1970 Scrapbooks (with newspaper clippings and ticket stubs from Super Bowl championship season

1984 Baltimore Colts CFL T-shirt (size "L"; issued before the club was forced to change its mascot to "Stallions")

Art Donovan Signed Pamphlet in Blue Marker


Note: due to cost/time constraints, there is no third-party authentication for the autographs, which are presumed legitimate.

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