Missing Uniform Info on Preseason Games from 1950-Present?

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July 24, 1967

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat May 28, 2016 1:52 pm

Based on a photo we received from Leo Strawn...


I set out to identify this game.

PFA does not list any preseason contests between DEN & KC for 1967 and 1968 - likely years this combo could have been worn by Denver.

HOWEVER...
It turns out that the teams did play each other on 7/24/67 in KC's 'fourth annual Grocery bowl.'
Here is the article from the KC Times...
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Not on the list but...

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:58 am

8/11/51 NYG @ Ottawa Rough Riders
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9/4/60 - Dallas v LA Rams in Pendleton, OR

Post  Bill Schaefer on Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:12 pm

9/4/60 - Dallas v LA Rams in Pendleton, OR

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GB is off the list!

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:27 pm

Our own Mr. Sullivan comes through to clean out the remainder of Packer Preseason games...

8/12/50 - GB v CLE @ Toledo, OH


9/11/54 - GB v WASH @ Raleigh, NC


9/9/61 - GB v WASH @ Columbus, GA


9/8/62 - GB v WASH @ Columbus, GA
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Tulsa OK games are off the list!

Post  Bill Schaefer on Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:28 am

Compliments of my new friends at the University of Tulsa's McFarlin Library...

8/29/53 - Chicago Bears v Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tulsa, OK




9/10/54 - Baltimore Colts v Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tulsa, OK
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2 Birmingham games discovered...

Post  Bill Schaefer on Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:36 pm

courtesy of our new friends at Auburn University! WAR EAGLE!

9/9/50 - DET v CHC @ Birmingham, AL



8/31/57 - DET v WASH @ Birmingham, AL



Todd also says that the other missing games played in Mobile and Birmingham did NOT feature photos in local papers for the next 3 days after the games.
These may never get ID'd.
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8/16/86 - BUF @ HOU

Post  Bill Schaefer on Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:52 pm

Compliments of our new friend at Rice University's Fondren Library...

9/16/86 - BUF @ HOU
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8/26/60 - NYT v HOU @ Mobile AL

Post  Bill Schaefer on Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:00 pm

Rice University comes through again!

8/26/60 - NYT v HOU @ Mobile AL
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9/5/64 - NYJ v BUF @ Kingston, PA

Post  Bill Schaefer on Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:25 pm

Courtesy of the Wilkes-Barre Library...

9/5/64 - NYJ v BUF
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8/4/62 - NYT @ HOU

Post  Bill Schaefer on Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:06 pm

Again, compliments of Fondren Library at Rice University...out of the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post

NYT in regluar white/yellow and HOU in blue/white without NOBs
8/4/62
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Last two Buffalo games...

Post  Bill Schaefer on Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:57 pm

Our own Brad S writes:

"Thanks to the yeoman effort of Buffalo-area PFRA member Chris Babcock, the two Buffalo games on the preseason list are no more."

9/4/50 - PITT v CLE @ Buffalo, NY


8/14/64 - KC @ BUF
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A Memphis Motherlode...

Post  Bill Schaefer on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:51 am

A friend from high school was willing to do the digging in Memphis for us...(Thanks, SR!)

All games played in Memphis, TN.

9/3/55 - Chicago Bears vs Washington Redskins


9/21/56 - NY Giants vs Chicago Cardinals


8/6/66 - Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles


9/9/67 - Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles


8/18/73 - Baltimore Colts vs Detroit Lions


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9/4/54 - Bears vs Redskins in Columbia, SC

Post  Bill Schaefer on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:05 am

Courtesy of Brad Sullivan and the Greenville (SC) News...

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Re: Missing Uniform Info on Preseason Games from 1950-Present?

Post  Bill Schaefer on Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:04 pm

Here is an updated list of the missing preseason games for which we are actively searching...

1940
8/31/40 - Chicago Bears v Pittsburgh Steelers @ Erie,PA

1942
8/21/42 - Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland Rams @ East Liverpool, OH
9/5/42 - Chicago Bears @ Pittsburgh Steelers
9/20/42 - Brooklyn Dodgers v Long Island Clippers @ New Brunswick, NJ

1943
9/8/43 - NY Giants @ Sampson Naval Training Station @ Sampson, NY
9/12/43 - Brooklyn Dodgers v Camp Lee @ Camp Lee, VA
9/19/43 - Brooklyn Dodgers v New Brunswick All-Stars @ New Brunswick, NJ
9/26/43 - NY Giants v Camp Lee @ Camp Lee, VA

1944
9/23/44 - NY Giants @ Detroit Lions
10/1/44 - Washington Redskins @ Chicago Bears

1945
9/5/45 - Detroit Lions @ Windsor (ON) Rockets

1946
8/23/46 - Pittsburgh Steelers @ Scranton Miners
8/30/46 - Pittsburgh Steelers v Newark Bombers @ Hershey
9/12/46 - NY Giants @ Jersey City Giants
9/13/46 - Chicago Cardinals @ Greensboro (NC) Patriots
9/15/46 - Detroit Lions @ Charlotte (NC) Clippers
9/15/46 - Pittsburgh Steelers @ Paterson (NJ) Panthers
9/15/46 - Washington Redskins @ Norfolk Shamrocks
9/17/46 - Boston Yanks v Long Island Indians @ Lynn, MASS

AAFC 1946
8/24/46 - LA Dons v San Francisco 49ers @ San Diego

AAFC 1947
8/22/47 - Buffalo Bills v Baltimore Colts @ Hershey, PA
8/24/47 - LA Dons @ San Francisco 49ers

1947
8/22/47 - Pittsburgh Steelers v Bethlehem Bulldogs @ Erie PA
9/6/47 - Pittsburgh Steelers v Norfolk Shamrocks @ Wheeling WV
9/13/47 - Pittsburgh Steelers v Richmond Rebels @ New Kensington PA
9/17 /47 - Philadelphia Eagles @ Bethlehem Bulldogs
9/23/47 - NY Giants @ JerseyCity Giants

9/8/51 - NY Giants v Washington Redskins @ Birmingham, AL


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Re: Missing Uniform Info on Preseason Games from 1950-Present?

Post  bigbluelarry on Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:32 am

This find is from Bill:
San Francisco vs Los Angeles Dons 8/24/47 from the San Francisco Examiner

link to full photo: https://i.imgur.com/hfFOIK3.jpg
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