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1 YEA ARGOS, 1951 Official Programme (Program)
Toronto Argonaut Football Club Limited 1951 Wraps Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The official Toronto Argonauts programme for the October 20, 1951 game between the Argos and the Montreal Alouettes. Contains a few brief articles, a lot of ads (including some cigarette ads from a time when it was cool to smoke), and a multitude of photographs of such folks as coach Frank Clair, Argos legend Nobby Wirkowski, Oatten Fisher, Ulysses Curtis, and the rest of the double-blue crew. 56 pages, copiously illustrated, cover drawing by John Roberts. Light cover soil, uneven 1" tear to fore-edge of front cover, cover detached at bottom staple (and maybe at the top staple, too, if you aren’t damn careful when you open it), moderate general wear. No marks or inscriptions or previous owner’s notations of any kind. A rare item in any condition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Gordon, Roger Cleveland Browns A to Z
Champaign Sports Publishing LLC 2002 1-58261-240-4 / 9781582612409 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Small Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
From the front flap: "A must-have book for any Cleveland Browns fan, 'Cleveland Browns A-Z' contains hundreds of facts and statistics, painstakingly compiled into alphabetical order. This book is a complete history of the tradition-filled franchise and includes more than 500 different items of interest." Black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 230 pages, illustrated. A nice copy/ 
Price: 21.38 USD
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3 Maule, Tex (pseudonym of Hamilton Prieleaux Bee Maule) THE CORNER BACK, A Novel of Professional Football
New York David McKay Company 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Fiction. Maule's sixth novel of professional football. In this one, a fifth-year corner back with the Los Angeles Rams (they may be the St. Louis Rams now, but in a just universe they'd still be in L.A.) becomes suspicious of "a menace that threatens not only himself and his teammates but the whole National Football League. Who is this friendly neighbor, so eager to supply steaks for cook-outs, so solicitous about the health and prospects of the team?" (I'm thinking we've got a bet or two going, here). Pale green cloth w/black spine lettering, 200 pages. Gently bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, lightly soiled edges, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/light chipping to corners/spine ends, short tears to spine ends. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. Almost all available copies of this title are either missing a jacket or have had the snot hammered out of them through the cruel ministrations of librarians, but this copy has made it through the years still wearing its jacket and managing to escape the stamps and numbers and mishandling of the bibliobarbarians. Amazingly, it doesn't even have a previous owner's name, address, date, note, scribble, or doodle. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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4 O'Rourke, Frank The Football Gravy Train
New York A.S. Barnes & Company 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Fiction. Tells the story of a young man with an athletic scholarship "driven by pressure from all sides to put football ahead of his studies, to throw away a future career for a present victory." Burgundy cloth w/orange spine lettering, 182 pages, cover illustration by Calabrese. A bit of slant, tanning, faint dampstaining to bottom edge, in price-clipped dust jacket w/some edgewear/light chipping, sticker pull to top right corner of front panel, a bit of dampstaining to bottom of rear panel. Can be a difficult title to find in a dust jacket. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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THIRD AND LONG, Inside the CFL, Thomas, Willie
5 Thomas, Willie THIRD AND LONG, Inside the CFL
Saskatoon Western Producer Prairie Books 1987 0-88833-230-0 / 9780888332301 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Beginning with his rookie year as a Calgary Stampeder, and finishing with the Montreal Alouettes, Thomas tells his story as a CFLer. Blue cloth w/grey spine lettering, 169 pages. Light edgewear, in dust jacket w/light rubbing, impressions to top right corner (sticker removal). 
Price: 11.88 USD
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