2nd Annual AFL All-Star Game Program

1963 afl all star program

I was looking through some of my files yesterday when I came across my copy of the game program from the AFL All-Star Game that was played on January 13, 1963.  I really like this piece, and thought that you might as well.

I purchased this program nearly 10 years ago in a large collection.  It came from the collection of a man who, as a boy, would attend AFL games at Balboa Stadium and get his gum cards and game programs autographed by the ballplayers.  This particular program has been signed by 20 players: Wayne Hawkins, Arch Matsos, Paul Lowe, Chuck Allen, Mel Branch, Tobin Rote, Cotton Davidson, Lance Alworth, Bud McFadin, Goose Gonsoulin, Ed Budde, Fred Williamson, Emil Karas, Duane Wood, Garland Boyette, Jack Kemp, Jim Otto, Ernie Ladd, Keith Lincoln and Dave Kocourek.

Items pertaining to AFL All-Star Games are of particular interest to me as the first three games were played at Balboa Stadium, in San Diego.  In addition to this program, I have several images pertaining to the game, all of which can be found in the following GALLERY.


Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

One Response to 2nd Annual AFL All-Star Game Program

  1. Eddie Arminio says:

    Great pics of a great era.Looking at these one can really appreciate the great ballplayers the AFL had. I really enjoyed watching Charlie Tolar run the ball,for a small runner he really could take alot of punishment, and he could dish it out too.

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