Topping the list of greatest college football rivalries the venerable Army-Navy game sets the bar for sportsmanship as the committed participants are truly playing for the love of the game. Offered are (48) different 1939-2000 Army-Navy football programs (65% EX to NM, 35% lesser). Featuring outstanding cover art and photos this collection is highlighted by a bound 1946 program presented to President Harry S. Truman, 1945 with Army’s “Mr. Inside-Mr. Outside” rushing tandem of Blanchard and Davis and 1964 with Navy QB Staubach. More on our website.
The complete list of included items is as follows:
1946 bound copy bound in cobalt blue vinyl with gold-leaf lettering which reads as “Army-Navy 1946, Presented to President Harry S. Truman Our Commander in Chief, With the Compliments of the Corps of Cadets and the Brigade of Midshipmen”. The cover of this edition displays in (VG-EX) condition with light soiling on front and moderate abrasions on back, the program cover and pages present in excellent condition with deference to tears on several interior pages.
1945 Blanchard/Davis program presents in (VG-EX) state with the date written on the spine and a 3” split at the bottom end.
1964 Staubach program attractive (EX-MT) condition.
Programs with handwritten spine dates: other condition notes in parenthesis, with: 1939 (2” spine split), 1940 (tape reinforcement, pencil marks), 1944 (2x4 surface paper loss on front cover, several spine splits), 1947 (pencil marks), 1948 (small sections of spine loss), 1949 (heavy crease), 1950 (one-fourth of front cover absent), 1951 (small tape residue), 1952 (2” section of spine paper loss),1953 (water stains on back cover), 1955 (attractive), 1957 (scuffs), 1958 (attractive), 1961 (crease), 1962 (attractive) and 1963 (attractive).
Balance very appealing and problem free unless noted, with: 1959, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 (water stains), 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984 (tape reinforcement), 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989,1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2000.