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1894 Harvard vs Yale "Hampden Park Bloodbath" Game Scorecard, Ticket and Related Ephemera

Lot Number 1046

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"The record of French duels for the last dozen years fails to show such a list of casualties as this one game of football produced," wrote the New York Times in 1894. "Black eyes, sore shins, and strained backs cut no figure in this contest." Indeed, there was a broken nose, a broken leg and a broken collar bone, plus several concussions. At least five players were hospitalized and two were ejected! Even by the standards of that most illustrious rivalry known as "The Game," it was a contest for the ages. What's more, the backlash led to a two-year suspension of play—which was only ever duplicated during wartime. Yale ultimately went undefeated and has since been retroactively deemed the 1894 national champions. Offered is a scarce "Special Reserved Seat" ticket to the Yale side, measuring 2-3/4 x 2-5/8" and rating EX condition. It's accompanied by the rare scorecard (7-1/2 x 14", VG, sponsored by Victor Athletic Goods) which features both rosters plus a period notation of the 12-4 score. There are also related small handouts/clippings of the Yale fight songs with handwritten notations from the game.

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