Illinois vs. Minnesota, 1947

Another great Lon Keller cover. Digging that photo mixed media stuff. Or is that gridiron vignette actually part of the illustration Keller turned in and he’s simply that good? Illinois quarterback Perry Moss was 100 percent on the day, two of his seven¬†perfect passes¬†going for touchdowns in the Illini’s 40-13 route of beefy Minnesota. It…

Cal vs. Stanford, 1946

Kinda love the cover. Such a fun-loving looking bear. They look like they’d be friends. This was the first Big Game since 1942. Chesterfield took the opportunity to teach fans the ABC’s of cigarettes. The Indians took the opportunity to teach their Bear friends about football, 25-6. You can find some more inside page scans…