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PFRA offers a variety of soft-cover books on pro football subjects. Members may purchase these for $5 each; non- members $10 each (except where otherwise indicated). Postage and handling included in price. Send check or money order to PFRA, 12870 Rt. 30, #39, N.Huntingdon, PA 15642.

Books about Pro Football's Beginnings:

THE JOURNEY TO CAMP, the origins of American Football from ancient times to 1889, by Bob Braunwart and Bob Carroll. A sometimes lighthearted 53 pages of basic history.

PRO FOOTBALL: FROM AAA TO '03, the origin and development of professional football in western Pennsylvania 1890-1903, by Bob Carroll and Bob Braunwart.

THE TIGERS ROAR, professional football in Ohio 1903-09, by Bob Carroll. Canton vs. Massillon.

THE OHIO LEAGUE, 1910-1919, pro football develops in the midwest, by Bob Carroll and PFRA Research.

BULLDOGS ON SUNDAY: 1919, season before the NFL was formed. Text, game accounts, rosters, etc.

BULLDOGS ON SUNDAY: 1920, NFL's disappointing first season. Text, game accounts, rosters, etc.

BULLDOGS ON SUNDAY: 1921, the league tries to turn it around. Text, game accounts, rosters, etc.

BULLDOGS ON SUNDAY: 1922, the league changes its name but still struggles. Text, game accounts, rosters, etc.

BULLDOGS ON SUNDAY: 1923, another season in the early history of the NFL. Text, game accounts, rosters, etc.

BULLDOGS ON SUNDAY: 1930, The Depression affects football, too. Text, line scores and scoring, rosters.

Books about Minor and Defunct Leagues:

DOWN IN THE VALLEY, the true story of the Ohio Valley League in the 1920s, by Bob Gill. Ironton, Portsmouth and others, includes game text, scores, rosters, stats.

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, the saga of football's Dixie League (minor league) 1936-47, by Bob Gill. Text, scores, rosters.

THE OUTSIDERS, the three American Football Leagues (two claimed major league status) of 1936-41, by Bob Gill and Tod Maher. Text, scores, rosters, etc.

SOLD OUTA MINOR MASTERPIECE: VOL. I, the American Association (minor league) 1936-41, by Bob Gill. Text, scores, rosters, etc.

SOLD OUT A MINOR MASTERPIECE: VOL. II, the American Football League (minor) 1946-50, by Bob Gill. Text, scores, rosters, etc.

BEST IN THE WEST, the rise and fall of the Pacific Coast Football League (minor) 1940-48, by Bob Gill. Text, scores, rosters, etc.

SOLD OUT WIFFLE, the World Football League chronicle by Tod Maher. Text, scores, rosters, etc.

SOLD OUT THE ALL-TIME UNITED STATES FOOTBALL LEAGUE REGISTER by Tod Maher. Lists 1,533 USFL players with positions, colleges, teams, birthdates.

SOLD OUT THE USFL CHRONICLE by Paul Reeths. Text, rosters, game scores, all statistics, draft. A must for USFL fans. NOTE: Special Price - $10 for members, $12.50 non-members.

Books about Specialized Subjects:

GREEN GRIDIRONS, football fields where major pro league football games have been played, by Philip J. Lowry. (Available in 8.5" X 11" format only.)

ALL-PROS: THE FIRST 40 YEARS, by John Hogrogian, et.al. All the teams 1920-59.

ALL-PROS: THE MODERN YEARS, by John Turney. 1960-98. (Large book; add $1 extra for postage)

PFRA Annuals: ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE SAME PRICE

PFRA ANNUAL 1983 (#4), includes history of Greensburg (PA) pro football in the 1890s and story of St. Louis Gunners of early 1930s.

PFRA ANNUAL 1985 (#6), includes Ontario Rugby Union 1883-1906 and listing of early black pros.

PFRA ANNUAL 1986 (#7), includes famous "Nelson Ross" manuscript.

PFRA ANNUAL 1987 (#8), includes Jack Cusack's "Pioneer in Pro Football" 1911-17.

PFRA ANNUAL 1988 (#9), includes articles on early NFL blacks, Louisville Brecks, & USFL lawsuit.

PFRA ANNUAL 1989 (#10), includes 50-page history of pro football 1892-1920.

Coffin Corner Collections: AVAILABLE FOR $10 EACH (soft-cover, bound with plastic rings)

THE COFFIN CORNER: VOLUME ONE, includes all major articles (20) from the first year of The Coffin Corner (1979). Some have been updated.

THE COFFIN CORNER: VOLUME TWO, all major CC articles from 1980.

THE COFFIN CORNER: VOLUME THREE, all major CC articles from 1981.

THE COFFIN CORNER: VOLUME FOUR, all major CC articles from 1982.

PAST ISSUES OF THE COFFIN CORNER MAY BE PURCHASED for $5.00 EACH. INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT NO COST FROM THE PFRA WEBSITE OR PURCHASED HERE ON A PER-PAGE BASIS AT $1.00 PER PAGE PLUS $1 POSTAGE. MINIMUM PURCHASE $5.00.





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