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    1967 Super Bowl I (Packers vs. Chiefs) Program, CGC 6.5 - Pop One with Two Higher! Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving for American food consumption, and first by far in television viewership. The halftime show is a multi-million dollar spectacle of Grammy-award winning music acts, choreography of thousands, and dazzling lights and pyrotechnics. The cost of a thirty-second commercial spot runs into the millions of dollars.

    So one can't help but marvel how far the contest has come since its humble beginning, when Super Bowl I failed to sell out the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the halftime show consisted of two college marching bands and a high school drill team. This was no spectacle--it was a simple grudge match. After six seasons of uneasy coexistence within the professional American football marketplace, the AFL and NFL would finally meet in battle, each looking to prove the point of which they were certain. For the AFL, the game was an opportunity to silence the prevailing voices that the league was decidedly inferior to the entrenched NFL. Vince Lombardi's Packers, conversely, were anxious to prove those doubters right.

    Many football fans, however, gave the matter a collective shrug of the shoulders, seeing it as nothing more than a meaningless exhibition with an entirely predictable conclusion. And ultimately, the Green Bay Packers would assert their clear dominance over the AFL Champion Kansas City Chiefs, pulling away after halftime with twenty-one unanswered points to complete a thirty-five to ten victory. After the game, Coach Lombardi echoed the common sentiment: "I do not think they are as good as the top teams in the National Football League."

    One might naturally assume that the fan complacency, so clearly misguided in hindsight, would have resulted in the survival of a glut of quality programs to participate in the collecting hobby, but merely three have been graded by CGC (though we readily admit grading publications is a new phenomenon). Offered is the following program:

    Date: January 15, 1967
    Teams: Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
    Score: 35-10 Packers
    Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    Attendance: 61,946
    Notable Players/Coaches: Herb Adderley (GB), Bobby Bell (KC), Buck Buchanan (KC), Willie Davis (GB), Len Dawson (KC), Forrest Gregg (GB), Paul Hornung (GB), Lamar Hunt (KC), Henry Jordan (GB), Jerry Kramer (GB), Vince Lombardi (GB), Ray Nitschke (GB), Dave Robinson (GB), Johnny Robinson (KC), Bart Starr (GB), Hank Stram (KC), Jim Taylor (GB), Emmitt Thomas (KC), and Willie Wood (GB)
    CGC Grade: 6.5
    Population: One
    Population Notes: Two higher
    CGC Notes:
    OFF-WHITE TO WHITE PAGES
    Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers
    Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California


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