Up for sale is a vintage 1960 NFL Football Yearbook. Item is in excellent condition for a 50 year old program. Was in storage for it's life. Has some yellowing on it's vintage edges but all intact including the binding. This is the inaugural year for the new commissioner Pete Rozelle. A recap of the Greatest game ever played between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants from the 1959 World Championship ( see pics)Baltimore 31, N.Y. Giants 16 at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, December 27, 1959. All the early NFL stars: Johnny Unitas, Jim Brown, Y.A. Tittle, Frank Gifford, Bart Starr and many more.Hall of Fame coaches like Tom Laundry andVince Lombardi. This yearbook is loaded with all the team rosters from all the teams as well as stats from all the players as well as NFL records. This is an excellent example of the history of the game back then and how it became today. Check out the pictures and the decent quality of this publicationItem will be shipped USPS Priority with delivery confirmation plus insurance.
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The 1960 NFL season was the 41st regular season of the National Football League. Before the season, Pete Rozelle
was elected NFL commissioner as a compromise choice on the twenty-third
ballot. Meanwhile, the league expanded to 13 teams with the addition of
the Dallas Cowboys. Also, the Cardinals relocated from Chicago, Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri, becoming the St. Louis Cardinals, the same moniker as the major league baseball team of the same name.
In the 1960 NFL Championship Game, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers at Franklin Field. Two years earlier, in 1958, these teams had both finished in last place in their respective conferences. This loss was Vince Lombardi's only post-season defeat (excluding a loss in the third place Playoff Bowl game four years later)
as an NFL head coach. Following this loss in 1960, Lombardi's Packers
won five NFL championship games in seven years, and easily won the
first two Super Bowls.
All teams but Dallas played a home-and-away game against the other
five members of their own conference, one interconference game, and one
game against the new team (Dallas). The Cowboys, although assigned to
the Western Conference, were a "swing team", playing their 12 game
schedule against each of the other teams in the league. (Byes would
have been necessary because of the odd number of teams in the league.)
The Cowboys' first game saw them take a 14-0 lead over the Steelers,
with Jim Doran catching a pass from Eddie LeBaron for the first score,
but Dallas went on to lose 35–28.
Philadelphia lost its opener, at home, to Cleveland, 41–24. After
that, the Eagles went on a 9 game winning streak. The breakthrough came
in Week Six (October 30), when the unbeaten (3–0–1) New York
Giants lost at home to St. Louis, 20–13, and the Browns and Eagles were
both at 4–1. In Week Seven, New York beat Cleveland, 17–13, and the Eagles beat Pittsburgh 34–7 .
The Eagles kept on winning, finishing 10–2 and on top of the Eastern
Conference. Two of those wins were in consecutive games (November 20
and 27) against New York. In the latter game, the Eagles trailed 17–0,
then 23–17, before Norm Van Brocklin threw two touchdown passes in the
final quarter for a 31–23 victory. The Giants' Frank Gifford was severely injured in a tackle by Chuck Bednarik  that almost ended his career.
The Western Conference race was one in which Baltimore, Chicago,
Detroit, Green Bay and San Francisco all had a lead at one time. The
Bears fell back after a Week Six loss to the 49ers, 25–7. In Week Seven,
the 4–2 Colts and the 4–1 Packers met on November 6 in Green Bay.
Baltimore, which had lost an earlier match, won 38–24, to take the lead
in the Western. In Week Ten, the Colts lost at home to San
Francisco, 30–22, and began a streak of defeats. Baltimore's 20–15 loss
to the Lions, and Green Bay's 41–13 win at Chicago, tied the Colts and
Packers at 6–4 in Week Eleven. After the Packers' 13–0 win at
San Francisco, their record was 7–4, while the Colts, Lions and 49ers
were all at 6–5. San Francisco and Detroit both won the next week, the
former beating Baltimore 34–10, but the Packers won as well, beating
Los Angeles 35–21 for the Western title.
The new Dallas Cowboys lost their first ten games, then on December 4, they managed a 31–31 tie against the Giants
at Yankee Stadium in New York. At 0–11–1, they still finished at .000,
rather than at .042, under the rules at the time (ties being ignored in
computing winning percentage prior to 1972).
NFL Championship Game
Philadelphia 17, Green Bay 13 at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 26, 1960