Posted 5 years ago
The first program is a 1940, San Jose State vs. Willamette with the legendary coach, Glenn S. "Pop" Warner featured on the cover. "Pop" Warner coached at SJS in during the 1939 and '40 seasons. During those two years under Warner's direction, the Spartans were 25-1.
Next, we have a Cleveland Browns vs. New York Yankees AAFC championship program from 1946. That was the first year of existence of the All America Football Conference. The Browns and the 49ers were the dominant teams but since they were both in the Western Division of the League, they couldn't play for the championship.
Then we have a 1946 LA Dons vs. the Chicago Rockets program. The Rockets were plagued by problems and in '48 became the Hornets. After the '49 season the Dons disbanded and many of their players were picked up by the LA Rams.
Finally, we have 49ers vs. Yankees program from 1949. The 49ers, Browns and Colts moved into the NFL in 1950. The AAFC Yanks folded and the NFL, Boston Yankees took the name and moved to New York for the 1950 season. Eventually, those Yanks moved to Dallas and became the Dallas Texans of the NFL but they folded after a miserable, 1-11 season.