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In 1881 the University of Michigan football team played its first three football games in school history against the three best teams form the East...Princeton, Harvard and Yale. The three games were played in a short span beginning on October 31st and ending on November 4th. The first opponent was Harvard on October 31st. The game was played in a "drenching rain" in front of approximately 100 spectators. No relics from this game are known; and if they were produced the paucity of spectators coupled with the weather conditions created long odds that any ephemera from the game were preserved. The second game, against Yale, was played in front of approximately 500 spectators in New Haven, Connecticut on November 2nd. The approximately 4 3/8' x 5 1/2' single page program produced for the game details each team's lineup, location and date. The offered program has been preserved well, flattened between the pages of a keepsake book for nearly 140 years. The program is crease free and has some mild toning/discoloration spots on the reverse. This example is one of three known to the hobby. The program is likely the oldest Michigan program in existence; and is truly a significant piece of Michigan and sports memorabilia.
1881 Michigan vs. Yale Football Program...Oldest Known Michigan Program!1881 Michigan vs. Yale Football Program...Oldest Known Michigan Program!
1881 Michigan vs. Yale Football Program...Oldest Known Michigan Program!
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Auction closed on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

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