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Outstanding American Football League Championship program featuring the Jersey City Giants (who won the game, 14-13) against the Akron Bears. The 1946 AFL featured two four-team divisions divided by georgarphy, with all four Eastern Division teams (Jersey City, Long Island, Newark and Paterson) based in New York or New Jersey, and the remaining four based in Akron, Ohio; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania or Wilmington, Delaware.  Originally called the American Association, the league was founded in 1936 as a minor league with teams in New York and New Jersey, expanding just prior to World War II.  The league went on hiatus during the war, renaming itself the American Football League as it expanded in 1946.  The league was quite popular in the late 1940s.

The program is in VG condition, with age-related wear at the edges and spine that includes some minor tears, creasing and paper chipping.  The spine is torn virtually completely, though still held intact by the bottom staple.  The interior pages are printed on newsprint, and feature the rosters of the two teams.  A difficult program, from yet another long-forgotten pro football league.

December 8, 1946 Jersey City Giants vs. Akron Bears AFL League Championship Official ProgramDecember 8, 1946 Jersey City Giants vs. Akron Bears AFL League Championship Official Program
December 8, 1946 Jersey City Giants vs. Akron Bears AFL League Championship Official Program
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Auction closed on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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