|This spectacularly evocative placemat is dated 1951 and clearly was themed for the Grey Cup quest with those three Saskatchewan assets prominently portrayed.|
|At left is the 1st edition of the 1951 Grey Cup News and at right is the 4th and final edition. The newsletter was printed on the "Green Train" to Toronto for the big game.|
|The Grey Cup program front cover design was rather unimaginatively the same for each of the |
1949 through 1952 cup games.
Well the big day finally arrived and team supporters from both sides could purchase the 1951 game program at the stadium. Rider fan's (western ones anyway) dreams were destined to be dashed once again as the Ottawa Rough Riders prevailed 21-14.
|A nine! record set of 78's (that's the RPM - revolution per minute speed designation for you internet age kiddies...) of the radio broadcast of the team homecoming celebrations|
|Note that the Ottawa Rough Rider 1951 game programs (actually since at least 1948) used the much nicer full coloured more detailed graphics that were the original source for those used for the Grey Cup programs of the era.|
On the Ottawa side the number of collectibles from that year is somewhat less expansive (although there is a great 12 item Rough Rider team issue printed picture set catalogued in Collecting Canadian Football Volume II), but they definitely managed to produce the most satisfying piece of football ephemera for 1951 pictured above right.