Houston Oilers at Boston Patriots - November 25, 1960

A Gallery of Vintage AFL Game Programs, Vol. 2

Houston Oilers at Boston Patriots - November 25, 1960

I’ve been doing a lot of housecleaning of my American Football League game program section, and I was inspired to showcase some more of my favorites from the collection. So here’s a half dozen more AFL covers that help make the case that we did lose something when they merged with the NFL. If you want to check out the first cover gallery, go here.

Houston Oilers at Boston Patriots - November 25, 1960
Houston Oilers at Boston Patriots – November 25, 1960
Houston Oilers vs. Boston Patriots - November 18, 1962
Boston Patriots at Houston Oilers – November 18, 1962
San Diego Chargers at New York Jets - October 3, 1964
San Diego Chargers at New York Jets – October 3, 1964

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Sports Illustrated cover of the Dolphins/Chiefs 1971 Divisional playoff game (Christmas)

Football Friday: The longest Christmas ever — Dolphins/Chiefs 1971

The Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs entered the 1971 NFL playoffs evenly matched. They both finished the regular season with identical 10-3-1 records and both scored more than 300 points on offense. By virtue of the rotation system then in place in the league, the Chiefs hosted an AFC divisional playoff game on Christmas […]

Football Friday: A Gallery of Vintage AFL Game Programs

 

One of these days, when I’m independently wealthy, I’m going to amass the largest collection of American Football League game programs around. Until then, I’ll just pick them up on eBay from time to time and collect scans from the internet. Here is but a sampling of cover images from AFL game programs during the ten-year existence of the league. Much like the AFL itself, these programs reflect a great deal of character and color.

To see more of these great old programs, check out the AFL program gallery on the main site.

AFL program 1960-07-31 - Texans vs. Raiders
Dallas Texans vs. Oakland Raiders. Sunday, July 31, 1960.
AFL program 1960-08-06 - Titans vs. Chargers
AFL preseason game program -New York Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers. Saturday, August 6, 1960.
AFL program 1960-09-09 - Patriots vs. Broncos
AFL game program – Boston Patriots vs. Denver Broncos. Friday, September 9, 1960.
AFL program 1960-10-16 - Raiders vs. Patriots
AFL game program – Oakland Raiders vs. Boston Patriots. Sunday, October 16, 1960.
AFL program 1961-01-01 - Chargers vs. Oilers
AFL Championship game program – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Houston Oilers. Sunday, January 1, 1961.
AFL program 1961-09-10 - Bills vs. Broncos
AFL game program – Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos. Sunday, September 10, 1961.
AFL program 1962-09-09 - Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Oilers
AFL program – Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Oilers. Sunday, September 9, 1962

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