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Cornell v. Penn Football Program 1916

$150.00

Cornell v. Penn Football Program 1916

$150.00
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Cornell v. Penn Football Program 1916. This game predates the two teams tradition of playing on Thanksgiving Day, although the game was played at Franklin Field, as was the tradition, as the weather at Cornell was not as predictable. Since the 1970s games have been held at both Ithaca and Philadelphia. Penn's rivalry with Cornell is the fifth most played college football rivalry of all time. Their first game was in 1893 and they have played every year since, except in 1918. Since 1995, the winner of the Cornell-Penn football game has been awarded the Trustees' Cup. This vintage program was issued for the game played on November 30, 1916 and is 64 pages. The program's cover was designed to extend beyond the contents of the program, thus it has fraying around the edges and there is a 1/4 inch tear to the front cover. The centerfold is loose but present. This is one of the rarest of the Cornell-Penn programs (the only one we have ever had for sale). The spectacular cover image is by Byrd Epps (a student at Penn '20 who did several cover illustrations in the teens) and shows players from each team hugging each other and holding bats. A real beauty!

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