1938 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP PRE BOWL PROGRAM SUPERBOWL YORK GIANTS TAKE PAC
Item History and Pricing
This auction is for a quite nice, very rare, historic, and desirable 1938 GREEN BAY PACKERS at NEW YORK GIANTS NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PROGRAM. All original vintage official game program with excellent content. Documents game and players of these two great teams in the NFL's early Golden Era. Only the 6th - ever NFL Champi...onship Game!
The game matched the New York Giants (8–2–1), champions of the Eastern Division, against the Western Division champion Green Bay Packers (8–3–0). The Giants had won the regular season game with Green Bay 15–3 at the Polo Grounds three weeks earlier on November 20, but Green Bay had been without injured Hall of Fame end Don Hutson; there was no clear favorite for the title game
This was the Giants' fourth championship game appearance, their previous victory was in the famous "Sneakers game" of 1934 and they were runners-up in 1933 and 1935. It was the Packers' second trip, winning in 1936. New York also won the 1927 NFL title when the championship was awarded to the team with the best season record. Green Bay had similarly won three straight league titles in 1929, 1930, and 1931.
After trailing two points at halftime, Green Bay took the lead in the third quarter with a short field goal, but New York responded with a touchdown and held on through a scoreless fourth quarter to win, 23–17.
With the victory, the Giants became the first team to win two championship games since the league split into two divisions in 1933. The two teams met again in the title game the following year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with different results.
The Giants' next title was in 1956, won at Yankee Stadium
1 2 3 4 Total
GB 0 14 3 0 17
NYG 9 7 7 0 23
Date Sunday, December 11, 1938
Stadium Polo Grounds, New York City
Referee Bobby Cahn
An interesting snapshot of two of the era's dynasty teams. Several cool vintage ads.
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Grading is a subjective and inexact art, please see photos for details and decide yourself. I consider this sturdy EX or better. All pages present, flat, clean, vibrant graphics and artwork. Inside very clean and glossy white, unmarked. Flattened center bend. All pages pictured. Mail me for more detailed description. SOLD AS IS, so please ask questions before bidding. Any defects visible in the pictures will be considered as described.
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