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The National Football League began in 1919 with a dozen franchises in mainly small towns in the northern Midwest and Northeastern United States. Over the past 90 years it has grown to 32 teams in almost every major market across the nation. This living history of the National Football League traces the sport back to its amateur roots, and describes the growth of pro football, decade by decade, to the modern era. Interspersed with this historical narrative are features on players, owners, coaches, championship games, the draft, and the media. In addition to its lively and authoritative text, the book is fully illustrated with archive photographs, some of which have rarely been seen, as well as photographs of football memorabilia from the collection of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Many of the featured episodes in the history of the NFL are also supplemented by removable facsimile reproductions of documents of historic importance. Presented in an attractive slipcase, The Treasures of the National Football League is a must-have item for every fan of pro football and the NFL.