Back Lot Number: 48a  

Lot 48a
Description: Significant November 24, 1894 Harvard vs. Yale football program. Fine quality hard-bound program issued for the annual Harvard versus Yale football game features in depth team and player information along with numerous period photographs and advertisements. The contest was the last of an era, as the rules changed dramatically after the exceptional violence that occurred during the 1894 game, which became known as the "bloodbath at Hampden Yards." Player frustrations erupted into multiple acts of violence inclusive of a severe eye injury with profuse bleeding, broken collarbone from a "dirty" tackle, multiple fights and a severe concussion which left a player in a coma. So great was the level of violence that the rules of the game itself were modified to limit such occurrences in future play. The bound program remains in fine general condition with some minor wear to the cover edges and a bit of age toning to some interior pages. One of the rarest and most desirable 19th century football related publications: EX
Sold For: $750.00

Estimated Price: ($1,000.00-$1,500.00)