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.