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    1933 NFL Championship Game Program. Though NFL supremacy had been assigned previously, granted to the team boasting the best regular season record, the December 17, 1933 contest represented on the offered game program was the first time that the honor would be determined by a single gridiron contest. The creation of an Eastern and Western division in the 1933 NFL had been the impetus for the winner-take-all battle, setting the Chicago Bears (10-2-1) and the New York Giants (11-3) upon a collision course at Wrigley Field.

    The twenty-five thousand spectators in attendance were treated to one of the most dramatic contests in the history of the sport, a see-saw battle featuring early legends Mel Hein, Ken Strong, Bronko Nagurski and Red Grange. The next day, the Associated Press described the twenty-three to twenty-one Bears victory as "probably the most spectacular game of the year," and "a brilliant display of offensive power."

    One of only a few 1933 NFL Championship Game programs ever offered at auction, this example is intact at the binding, while considerable creasing is exhibited throughout. In addition, there is noticeable soiling on the surface of each page. Nevertheless, it displays well, and will surely fill a long awaited void for any eager collector attempting to put together a full run of NFL Championship programs.


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