Program cover from Grange's debut


This is the game program from the Chicago Bears Thanskgiving Day game against the cross-town rival Chicago Cardinals. Just 10 days after playing his last game at the University of Illinois, the nation's top collegiate football player Harold "Red" Grange made his NFL debut with the Bears. His signing had a huge impact on the popularity of the NFL and almost overnight put the relatively new pro league on the sports map. Huge crowds across the country packd into stadiums to get a glimpe of the football star.


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