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Vintage MLB Spring Training Programs

Vintage MLB Spring Training Programs

Ephemera, Sports
Spring Training for the 2015 Major League Baseball season is upon us! So even if you're still sitting under a blanket of snow, you know that relief is on the way. To help you get warmed up and to take an excuse to look at some great vintage sports ephemera, here's a hand-picked gallery slideshow of some of my favorite Spring Training program and scorecard art from teams like the Dodgers, Red Sox, Angels, and Pirates. All of these and more are available for perusal at The Press Room, and clicking on any image will take you to its own page.
Let’s Look At Some Vintage Packers vs. Cowboys Game Programs

Let’s Look At Some Vintage Packers vs. Cowboys Game Programs

Ephemera, Sports
It doesn't seem quite possible, but when the Dallas Cowboys travel to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round this weekend, it will be just the 32nd time the two teams have met since 1960. The two squads met only sporadically during the Cowboys' first decade, but twice in the 1960s it was to decide the NFL Championship. Here are a few programs from the all-time Packers vs. Cowboys series (for contests held in Green Bay only), including one of the most famous games of all-time. As always, you can find these and other vintage NFL programs at The Press Room. October 24, 1965 (Packers 13, Cowboys 3) The Packers continued their early dominance of Dallas despite 133 rushing yards from Cowboys fullback Don Perkins. Dallas QB Craig Morton was picked off twice and was sac...
Beautiful 1949 San Francisco Seals Baseball Program

Beautiful 1949 San Francisco Seals Baseball Program

Ephemera, Sports
In the fall of 1949, just four years after the end of World War II,  the U.S. and Japan were on their way to rebuilding the bridges that had literally and figuratively been burnt since 1941. One of the first steps on that road to friendship was a goodwill tour bringing American baseball to the Land of the Rising Sun. In October, a man named Lefty O’Doul was responsible for organizing a baseball tour featuring the team he managed at the time -- the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League. The tour was a huge hit and contributed at least some small part to Japan's passion for America's pastime. Just one of the many pieces of ephemera from the Seals' Japanese tour is this fantastic game program. Here are a few images from that program, including the gorgeous front and back cover
Say Hello to the CFL, Eh!

Say Hello to the CFL, Eh!

Blogstuff
Despite the dearth of new posts here on the blog, it's been a very busy past several months here at GFS HQ. So what have I been up to? Well, mainly I've been beefing up The Press Room at a furious pace. I don't have an exact figure but I would estimate I've added several hundred new game programs and media guides since the summer, for all the leagues I cover. But what I want to announce here is the addition of a new league to the Press Room -- the Canadian Football League! The CFL joins my ever-growing list of league publications, which also includes covers from the AAFC, MLB, NBA, College Football, NFL, NHL, and WFL. The timing isn't the best on the addition, as the 2014 CFL season recently ended. Nevertheless, I now have programs for teams past and present, going back to the lea...
The Press Room in the Press! (AFL Programs in the Boston Globe)

The Press Room in the Press! (AFL Programs in the Boston Globe)

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I guess it can now be said that I have made the big time. Thanks to one of the many great connections I've made through the internet, some of my AFL programs were recently featured in an article published in the December 7 edition of the Boston Globe! Titled "How football programs have changed—and what it means" and written by online buddy Robert Newman, the article looks at how the great Boston Patriots programs of the old AFL stack up against the modern, slick New England Patriots covers. (Spoiler alert: The old ones are better.) A related article highlights a handful of old Pats vs. San Diego Chargers programs, with good commentary by Robert. It's well worth a read (and a listen) even apart from the fact that it features items from my fantastic collection of sports ephemera. M
A Kansas City Royals/San Francisco Giants World Series Program Gallery

A Kansas City Royals/San Francisco Giants World Series Program Gallery

Sports
With San Francisco's thrilling victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS, we now await the start of the 2014 World Series. The Giants are back to their third Fall Classic in five years, while the Kansas City Royals are in it for only the third time ever -- and the first time since 1985. And so as I did for the four teams in the league championship series, I now present a gallery of selected vintage Giants and Royals World Series program covers, up through 1989. These are, as always, courtesy of the Press Room. Kansas City Royals San Francisco (New York) Giants
San Francisco Giants & St. Louis Cardinals NLCS Programs

San Francisco Giants & St. Louis Cardinals NLCS Programs

Sports
The other day I shared a gallery of ALCS program covers for this  year's teams, the Royals and Orioles. Now it's the National League's turn. Including this season, the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals have combined for 20 NLCS appearances since the format was established in 1969 (including the 1987 season, when the two teams faced each other). The Cards hold the record for most NLCS appearances (13), while the Giants are now tied with the New York Mets with seven. Here is a gallery of selected Giants and Cardinals NLCS game programs through the 1980s, courtesy the Press Room. San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals
Kansas City Royals & Baltimore Orioles ALCS Programs

Kansas City Royals & Baltimore Orioles ALCS Programs

Ephemera, Sports
The 2014 American League Championship Series kicks off Friday night as the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles face each other in the MLB postseason for the first time. Including this season, the two franchises have combined for 17 ALCS appearances since the format was established in 1969. Only four franchises -- the Tigers, Red Sox, A's, and Yankees -- have appeared in at least as many. Here is a gallery of selected program/scorecard covers for each Royals & Orioles ALCS series up through the '80s, as provided by my latest project, the Press Room. For some reason the Royals programs from 1984 and '85 have eluded me, so if someone can provide a scan please let me know. Baltimore Orioles Kansas City Royals
AFL Programs Featuring the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos

AFL Programs Featuring the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos

Ephemera, Sports
This Sunday is a special day for AFL fans, as we will witness the first AFC Championship game featuring two AFL squads since the New England Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers six years ago. This time it's the Patriots once again, who will face the Denver Broncos at Mile High. The Patriots and Broncos are charter AFL teams, and so they've been squaring off regularly for more than 50 years. This is the first time, however, that the two teams will play for the right to go to the Super Bowl. Here, then, is a gallery featuring regular season game programs from Patriots/Broncos games taking place in Denver (Mile High Stadium, formerly known as Bears Stadium). All of these come from Football in Living Color, my exhibition of vintage AFL programs. Visit it today! ...