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Witness the birth of our great national sports holiday. Played on 1/12/69, the third matchup for pro football supremacy between the NFL and AFL was actually the first such event to be officially touted as the “Super Bowl”.
Hype and ballyhoo were found in plenty at this clash of the football titans, which featured Joe Namath and the New York Jets vs. the mighty Baltimore Colts, who were considered no less than NFL royalty. No stranger to the party scene, a reportedly intoxicated “Broadway Joe” showed up at an event held three days before the big game and answered a rowdy Colts fan with his legendary quote "We're gonna win the game. I guarantee it.". Set amid marching bands, Apollo astronaut appearances and a rabid press corps, Namath delivered on his guarantee, guiding the underdog Jets to the promised land with a 16-7 victory. In doing so, Namath solidified the legitimacy of the AFL, while punching his ticket to Hall of Fame enshrinement.
Add the legacy of this historic game to your collection with this group of (3) Super Bowl III gameday souvenirs with:
1/12/69 Program with New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts at the Orange Bowl, the front cover presents EX-MT details, but significant back cover creasing, some surface loss on the last page and a small bit of spine peel, this otherwise handsome publication can be rated no higher than (VG), the front cover is clean and glossy with rousing artwork headed with the title “Super Bowl” in red and blue with white stars
1/12/69 Ticket Stub (GD) with appropriate image of the Lombardi Trophy, printed with title “Third World Championship Game”
1/12/69 Press Pass (GD) printed with “Television good anywhere in stadium” and “World Championship Game, Orange Bowl, Miami, Fla., Sunday Jan. 12, 1969-3 P.M.”