Football or Rugby? – Stanford v. California 1914

We have previously written about Stanford v. California (“Big Game”) games played between 1906 and 1914 which were actually played as Rugby games instead of under traditional American football rules. Recently, a program from the last of these games, the 1914 contest, was put up for auction.

Note the “football” about to be kicked by the players, consistent with a Rugby shaped ball. The program sold for only $300, a significant decrease from the $1,000 that the 1913 program sold for only three months earlier. And we didn’t think vintage collectables would be affected by the sub-prime malfeasance. We were wrong. The price of everything is declining, including vintage collectables.



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