Vintage University of Southern California Rose Bowl Pennant (Circa 1939)
A beautiful 1939 Rose Bowl pennant with the score of the game sewn on the felt along with a leather embossed football with “Rose Bowl 1939” sewn to the felt!!!!
I think this is more for a Southern California fan but who knows? I think anyone who loves college football or Rose Bowl history might be interested in this very unique piece of SC history!
The leather is in great condition!
The 1939 Rose Bowl was the 25th Rose Bowl college football game, held in Pasadena, California, on January 2, 1939. It concluded the 1938 college football season and featured the USC Trojans (8–2) against the Duke Blue Devils (9–0), with USC as the pre-game favorite.
Scoreless after three quarters, Duke gained the lead with a 23-yard field goal by Tony Ruffa early in the fourth. However, backup quarterback Doyle Nave of the Trojans completed four straight passes to “Antelope” Al Krueger, who outmaneuvered Eric “The Red” Tipton and scored the winning touchdown with one minute remaining. Krueger’s touchdown marked the first points scored against Duke during the season.
This was the 50th Tournament of Roses Parade, with ten-year-old Grand Marshal Shirley Temple (the youngest) presiding over the parade and the game
Duke, South California