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Attractive 9 1/4" x 5 5/8" program for the Princeton Tigers against the Penn Quakers at Pennsylvania's Manheim Field, a rivalry dating back to 1876.  This particular game was a 4-0 Princeton win (the touchdown counted for just four points back then).  The program appears outstanding, some minor signs of wear and staining on the cover along with a small spot of paper loss (barely visible) and a checkmark in pencil on the cover.  The interior pages include photos of the Graduate Advisory Committe (including Walter Camp), along with individual and team photos of the Princeton and Penn teams.

Inserted into the scorecard is a single sheet of paper (printed by the Avil Printing Company of Philadelphia) containing the words to a fight song created for the game.  The single page is well-worn and fulded, with significnant heavy creasing and edge tearing.  The song lyrics are plainly legible as follows:

Tune - "Ta-ra-ra-Boom"

Princeton came down to play ball,
She could'nt beat us, not at all !
She played on the Manheim ground ;
More than her equal there she found.
The boys and girls in bright array
Came out as for a gala day--
Pennsylvania won the fray,
Good old Pennsylvani-ay!

Hoo-rah, hoo-rah, hoo-rah ray !
Hoo-rah, hoo-rah, hoo-rah ray !
Hoo-ray, hoo-ray, hoo-rah ray !
Good old Pennsylvan-i-ay.

A fascinating early scorecard, extravagantly produced, for an important rivalry game, certainly not won by good old Pennsylvan-i-ay.

Stunning 1893 Pennsylvania vs. Princeton Official Scorebook and Fight Song LyricsStunning 1893 Pennsylvania vs. Princeton Official Scorebook and Fight Song LyricsStunning 1893 Pennsylvania vs. Princeton Official Scorebook and Fight Song Lyrics
Stunning 1893 Pennsylvania vs. Princeton Official Scorebook and Fight Song Lyrics
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $338
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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