Here's a rare item for those who know of Yale's famous football hero Albie Booth. It's a metal template for making the tickets for a 1932 Testimonial dinner in honor of this great athlete, at the Taft Hotel in New Haven, Ct. This amazing player was not only a school legend, but a great all around athlete, and he's in the College Football Hall of Fame. Here's some information on this major Yale star from Wikipedia.
"Albie Booth (February 1, 1908 – March 1, 1959) was an American football player. He was a star at Yale University from 1929 to 1931, and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966.
Booth, at only 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 144 pounds, was known as "Little Boy Blue" and the "Mighty Atom", and sportswriters compared him to the fictional Yale sports hero Frank Merriwell. A New Haven, Connecticut native, he attended Hillhouse High School (as well as Milford Academy) before coming to Yale, where he was a hometown favorite. In the single wing offense of Yale coach Mal Stevens, Booth played the tailback position and was also the team's kicker.
Booth became famous in 1929, his sophomore year, after a spectacular performance against Army. Booth, not yet a regular starter, entered the game with Yale losing 13–0, and proceeded to rush for 233 yards and score all of Yale's points (2 rushing touchdowns, a 65-yard punt return touchdown, and 3 extra point kicks), leading Yale to a 21–13 upset win. Newsreels reported the game with the caption, "Booth 21, Army 13."
This metal template is 4" by 1 5/8". The writing on it would print out the following, "The Bowl will be overflowing at the Testimonial Dinner to Albie Booth - Hotel Taft 7:30 pm - $2.50 per person - October 20th, 1932. Portal 48 - 205"
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