1897-1899 “Big Game” Stanford v. California Programs

Stanford v. California is one of the oldest rivalries in college football, first played in 1892. A program from their fifth meeting, held in 1897, sold at auction recently for an impressive $3,640.

stanford-cal-1897

The game was played in Recreation Park in San Francisco and Stanford won by a score of 28-0. The two teams met on Thanksgiving day between 1896-1899.

The 1898 program sold in 2006 for $1,600 and was also played at Recreation park in San Francisco

Stanford Cal 1898

 

The Thanksgiving game played in 1899 was also played in San Francisco at the field located at Sixteenth and Folsom. This program sold in 2006 for $1,600.

SC 1899

Each of the programs was originally issued with a tie-string (seen in the 1897 program) to hold it together through the two punched holes.

We have a nice selection of Stanford California vintage programs in stock at www.collectableivy.com

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