Thursday, April 19, 2012

Packers/49ers at Old City Stadium, 1950

In honor of the Packers' 2012 schedule release, the Press-Gazette published this amazing photo of their first opponent, the San Francisco 49ers.
Green Bay Packers halfback Larry Coutre is upended by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Lowell Wagner during the Packers' 25-21 victory at old City Stadium on Nov. 26, 1950. Others in the play include Packers guard Chuck Drulis (18) and fullback Tony Canadeo (3) and 49ers middle guard Visco Grgich (34) and defensive end Gail Bruce (54). It was the 49ers' first game in Green Bay, and it was played after a blizzard had hit the city. Press-Gazette photo from the Tom Pigeon collection
Amazing. That was a color-on-color matchup; the visiting 49ers wore red jerseys with silver pants and helmets while the Packers took the field in a variation of their "Astroturf camouflage" green over green:
Looks like a heck of a game.

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