1940 College All-Star Game

1940 Original College All-Star Team Photo 11x19

Nile Kinnick front & center. Eddie Anderson behind

Original Chicago Tribune Color Picture

On the night of August 29, 1940, a throng of 84,567 fans jammed Chicago's Soldier Field to watch the reigning NFL champion Green Bay Packers meet the players that they and over six million other fans had chosen to be College All-Americans. This All-American team won their starting positions in a nation-wide poll sponsored by The Chicago Tribune and 391 affiliated newspapers and radio stations.
Nile Kinnick, winner of the Heisman Tropy, Walter Camp Award, and Maxwell Award in 1939, polled 1,189,076 votes to lead the 1940 poll.  Green Bay won the seventh annual game beating the collegians 45-28. 
This was Nile Kinnick's LAST football game.  He said in an interview before he was chosen to be on the team that "he was appreciative of the various trophies he is receiving as football's outstanding player, but the gift I want the most of all, is a starting position in Chicago's 1940 All-Star Game." 


Below are some items I own from that historical game!

Replica Kinnick All-Stars Jersey

All-star Game Program with 2 Stubs Glued on Cover

Ticket stub to game - Yellow for certain section

1940 All-Stars Game Press Pass

All-stars Wire Photo

All-Stars Wire Photo

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