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1932 Boston Braves vs Chicago Cardinals Football Program - Washington Redskins Franchise Third Game

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The Washington Redskins franchise went through a few different stages during its fledgling years, before settling into a long and prosperous run in the Nation's capital. The team was born as the Boston Braves in 1932 and went through a quick re-branding in 1933, with a name change to the Boston Redskins and a move from Braves Field to Fenway Park. After five years in "Beantown", lackluster fan reception led team owner George Preston Marshall to relocate the team to Washington in time for the 1937 season, when rookie QB Sammy Baugh paid immediate dividends with the franchise's first NFL championship.

Now let's turn the page back to the Redskins first year of existence, with this 10/16/32 program issued at Braves Field. Marking the third game in franchise history, this program bills the game as "Boston Braves vs Chicago Cardinals" and features a cover photo of "Red" Grange in advance recognition of a Chicago Bears visit two weeks later. Moderate signs of wear are evident, including a vertical compacting fold at center, leading to a (GD-VG) rating for this fairly solid and attractive program, which shows nice gloss and bold graphics against off-white pages. Back cover photos include Ernie Pinckert, "Turk" Edwards and Cliff Battles, who are all listed on the interior roster page, along with their other first-year teammates.

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