17. December 2011 · 3 comments · Categories: 2011

As I’ve mentioned before, the new Black and Blue documentary covering the drama that played out before, during and after the 1934 Georgia Tech game is out and it features a piece of memorabilia that sits in my office today.   Filmmakers Brian Kruger and Buddy Morehouse from Stunt3 Multimedia  used the ticket stub that I purchased a few years back on eBay in one scene.

Not shockingly my stub is not one of a kind.  (Really, really not a shock since local collector Jack Briegel owns a stub from every game played at the Big House).   There’s one up on eBay now and the seller must know something, asking $150 or, bid away with a start of $95:

1934 Georgia Tech Michigan

And I just noticed that the colors of the ticket match title of the new film: black and blue.  I’m guessing a serious U-M collector or historian will want this is their collection.  You can also order the Black and Blue documentary here with free shipping.

Elsewhere on eBay:

Love this 1947 Little Brown Jug-themed U-M Homecoming dance program, signed by big band great Louis Prima:

1947 Dance Program

Michigan indeed played and defeated the Gophers earlier that day back in ‘47 and went on to an undefeated season to give Fritz Crisler and crew the national championship.

Finally–Can you beat this pocket schedule from the 1969 season?

1969 schedule

It’s sweet, but not $149.99 sweet.   Would be kind of cool poster size, no?


  1. Interesting that the home games started at 1:30 p.m. in 1969 and not at noon.

    I remember Carr (I think it was him) at Bo’s eulogy/celebration saying that Bo wanted all games to start at Noon. (Something about toe meeting leather at noon . . . .)

  2. Noon games are actually a recent (television-driven) innovation.

    Starting in 1973, when the State of Michigan went back onto Daylight Time, my recollection is that games kicked off at 1:30 EDT in September & October, and at 1:00 EST in November. Games that were televised were often moved to 12:30, and I recall some people not being too happy about those “early” starts.

    I wouldn’t be too surprised to find that the first noon game in Michigan Stadium was in the mid to late 1980s, after the NCAA v Board of Regents of Oklahoma case opened up the college football TV market.

  3. @Alton
    Thanks, Alton. Interesting points.