Offered for sale is this University of Pennsylvania 65th Annual Relay Carnival Program dated April 24th and 25th, 1959. The Penn Relays where founded in 1895 and since then have attracted the world's greatest track and field athletics from across America. Many that performed in the Penn Relays have gone on to the Olympics and have Olympic Medals. In addition to the colleges that performed, local high schools from Philadelphia and surrounding cities showed off their track and field skills in hopes of getting offers from colleges across the country.
The program has 84 pages packed with all kinds of information about the relay and those that will be performing over the two days. On page 2 is a schedule of all track and field events. On page 5 is a list of all the officials that will be judging each event. The remaining pages are packed with photos of the athletics and their winning times and winning distances from the 1958 Penn Relays. Also stapled inside the front page are four ticket stubs from those who went to the Carnival in 1959.
**Condition: The front and back covers of the program are in fair+ condition and the inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. The four ticket stubs are in very good condition, very clean and bright. *Covers: There is surface wear, edge wear, chipping and tiny tears along the edges of the front and back covers; There is some soiling on the back cover; There are two pieces of tape on the front cover and one piece of tape on the back cover; tiny crease marks at the top and bottom right front corners and small crease marks at the top and bottom left back corners; There are tears along the spine edge; *Inside pages: There are two pieces of tape connecting the inside of the front cover to the inside pages; there is writing in blue ink across the top of the first inside page; and there are tiny crease marks at the bottom right corner of the first 18 pages; There are some pencil marks next to some of the events on some of the inside pages.
If you participated as a high or college athletic at the Penn Relay's in 1959 wouldn't be neat to page through this program one more time. Better yet, what a fantastic gift or birthday present to give to a friend or member of your family that performed in the 1959 Penn Relay.
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