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    1940 NFL Championship: Bears Defeat Redskins 73-0, Vintage Photograph.
    The eighth title game in the nascent National Football League was played between the 8-3 Chicago Bears and the 9-2 Washington Redskins at Griffith Stadium in the nation's capital in front of 36,034 in December of 1940. A mere three weeks prior to the championship tilt, the Redskins defeated the Bears 7-3. The end result of this matchup turned out much differently.

    In the most lopsided victory in NFL history, the Bears pummeled the Redskins 73-0, scoring 11 total touchdowns. The photo we offer measures 7.5x8.5" and shows coach, and future Hall of Famer, George Halas being lifted upon the shoulders of his victorious players. Also visible in the photo are RE George Wilson, FB-G Phil Martinovich, and KR Lee Artoe. Notated in an unknown hand "After The 73-0 Victory over Washington in World's Championship Game. Were we Happy!!"

    Heavier wear and paper loss displayed around the edges where some adhesive residue still exists, light wear and creasing exhibited throughout the image but does not detract. Reverse is blank aside from some light wear.


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    May, 2018
    13th Sunday
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