A Winnipeg Blue Bombers History Thread

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1930-1980 The Blue & Golden Years LP

I’ve uploaded this file set in two different formats :

FLAC (for the archivists, collectors and lossless audio purists) 259mb.
https://we.tl/t-k6a1r7p493

MP3 (for the more casual, use once and destroy crowd) 119mb.
https://we.tl/t-y9PAN81V80

These are in rars. You’ll need either winrar or 7zip to extract the folders to your hard-drive.
If you’re on a Mac…I can’t help you.

Links expire October 1st, 2019.
(if you want to download but the links are dead, PM me for a re-post).

1931 Manitoba Rugby Union Season Program (signed by K. Ploen)

https://i.ibb.co/cCPvRT6/003-1931-Manitoba-Rugby-Union-Season-Program-signed-by-K-Ploen.jpg

1932 Garrison Vs. Winnipeg

https://i.ibb.co/9VyCMJ0/004-1932-Garrison-Vs-Winnipeg-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/b5tjVtM/005-1932-Garrison-Vs-Winnipeg-B.jpg

1932 Greg Kabat College Captains (not the first Blue Bombers trading card, but very likely the first Blue Bomber player with a trading card)

https://i.ibb.co/xgz3yDp/006-1932-Greg-Kabat-College-Captains.jpg

1932 Unknown Winnipeg Footballers (and what is “perhaps” the legendary, long-forgotten Carruthers Grounds? If there is a confirmed photo of that place in existence, I’d love to see it.)

https://i.ibb.co/FbqthZq/007-1932-Unknown-Winnipeg-Footballers-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Ld6b25B/008-1932-Unknown-Winnipeg-Footballers-B.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/QPPxKLw/009-1932-Unknown-Winnipeg-Footballers-C.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/Jvtyxr3/010-1932-Unknown-Winnipeg-Footballers-D.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/N1CmpBS/011-1932-Carruthers-Park.jpg

1933 Regina Vs. Winnipegs at Carruthers Grounds

https://i.ibb.co/9Yrjnjg/012-1933-Regina-Vs-Winnipegs-at-Carruthers-Grounds-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/ZLS1X42/013-1933-Regina-Vs-Winnipegs-at-Carruthers-Grounds-B.jpg

1933 South Dakota University Vs. Winnipegs at Osborne Stadium

https://i.ibb.co/dJ6hSrt/014-1933-South-Dakota-University-Vs-Winnipegs-at-Osborne-Stadium-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/3CQds5f/015-1933-South-Dakota-University-Vs-Winnipegs-at-Osborne-Stadium-B.jpg

1933 Winnipeg Football Club, Western Canada Champions, Dominion Finalists.

https://i.ibb.co/74CBcDG/016-1933-Winnipeg-Football-Club-Western-Canada-Champions-Dominion-Finalists.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/HTmbRTH/017-1933-Winnipeg-Football-Club-Western-Canada-Champions-Dominion-Finalists-B.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/Hpx323c/018-1933-Winnipeg-Football-Club-Western-Canada-Champions-Dominion-Finalists-C.jpg

1934-10-05 Jamestown College Vs. University Of Manitoba at Osborne Stadium

https://i.ibb.co/cr8J9Kw/019-1934-10-05-Jamestown-College-Vs-University-Of-Manitoba-at-Osborne-Stadium.jpg

1935-12-07 Winnipeg Vs. Hamilton “Grey Cup” aka “C.R.U. Canadian Rugby Final”

https://i.ibb.co/1ZXmTw7/020-1935-12-07-Winnipeg-Vs-Hamilton-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/zHwQn7X/021-1935-12-07-Winnipeg-Vs-Hamilton-B.jpg

1941-11-29 Winnipeg Vs. Ottawa “Canadian Rugby Union Senior Final” at Varsity Stadium, Toronto

https://i.ibb.co/f86PsQL/022-1941-11-29-Winnipeg-Vs-Ottawa-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/c3j0F1h/023-1941-11-29-Winnipeg-Vs-Ottawa-B.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/2cwntv4/024-1941-11-29-Winnipeg-Vs-Ottawa-C.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/mC4WRcF/025-1941-11-29-Winnipeg-Vs-Ottawa-D.jpg

These are really great. Thanks Hoth.

Great stuff Hoth!Thanks

Fritz Hanson article taken from the 1951 Canadian Football Review (in fact, the 1951 Season Preview issue).

https://i.ibb.co/JvzQftS/026-Fritz-Hanson-article-taken-from-the-1951-Canadian-Football-Review-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/y6VG1DQ/027-Fritz-Hanson-article-taken-from-the-1951-Canadian-Football-Review-B.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/9vq6c7v/028-Jeff-Nicklin-DVD-A.jpg

This is the complete, un-touched DVD with the artwork included.

As you can see in the fine print, this was not a copyrighted or commercial production, it was made freely available by The War Amps.

You must download & complete both rars before you can extract the DVD folder to your hard-drive with either winrar or 7zip.
Once completing both of the rar downloads, you only need to open the first one, the entire thing will extract.

Links expire 2017-11-18.
https://we.tl/ywUYJOrRWv
https://we.tl/g70hbxCrNx

https://i.ibb.co/qCnD7cv/029-Jeff-Nicklin-DVD-B.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/X7Zf3Kj/030-Jeff-Nicklin-DVD-C.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/xKZryrk/031-Jeff-Nicklin-DVD-D.jpg

Preview:
https://www.bluebombers.com/2016/11/11/lest-we-forget-the-jeff-nicklin-story/

Very nice. Thank you for taking the time.

1949 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Habana Cigar Box
This appeared on ebay in 2017-09.

https://i.ibb.co/Y0k3pMs/032-1949-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Habana-Cigar-Box-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Jy6Zbxn/033-1949-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Habana-Cigar-Box-B.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/NyWq7QW/034-1949-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Habana-Cigar-Box-C.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/t3hT8Nj/035-1949-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Habana-Cigar-Box-D.jpg

1950 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8x10

https://i.ibb.co/xSgcCF5/036-1950-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-8x10.jpg

1950 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Team Photo (Winnipeg Tribune)

https://i.ibb.co/d68vDHF/037-1950-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Team-Photo-Winnipeg-Tribune.jpg

1951 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Illustrated Player Bios from newspaper

Al Wiley
https://i.ibb.co/zm5BDHj/038-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-A.jpg

Buddy Tinsley

https://i.ibb.co/DQXPzyw/039-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-B.jpg

Dick Huffman

https://i.ibb.co/R28crDP/040-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-C.jpg

Gerry Deleeuw
https://i.ibb.co/MCXHq4c/041-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-D.jpg

Jack Jacobs

https://i.ibb.co/st6mS9j/042-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-E.jpg

Jim McPherson
https://i.ibb.co/2tLPtFD/043-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-F.jpg

Jim Spavital
https://i.ibb.co/q0rMHcd/044-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-G.jpg

Joe Aguirre
https://i.ibb.co/8xSg5n8/045-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-H.jpg

John Brown

https://i.ibb.co/L0wDBYm/046-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-I.jpg

Neill Armstrong

https://i.ibb.co/sQyGx8Y/047-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-J.jpg

Ron Vaccher
https://i.ibb.co/k6JK7x6/048-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-K.jpg

Sleepy Knowles
https://i.ibb.co/0rhBVm5/049-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-L.jpg

Tom Casey

https://i.ibb.co/VSCj1gX/050-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-M.jpg

Tommy Ford
https://i.ibb.co/L5dTzLL/051-1951-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Illustrated-Player-Bios-from-newspaper-N.jpg

1951-08-30 Football Extra, Vol. 1, No. 1 Saskatchewan At Winnipeg

https://i.ibb.co/QFyjWZp/052-1951-08-30-Football-Extra-Vol-1-No-1-Saskatchewan-At-Winnipeg-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5TBj7dP/053-1951-08-30-Football-Extra-Vol-1-No-1-Saskatchewan-At-Winnipeg-B.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/nbhmzvr/054-1951-08-30-Football-Extra-Vol-1-No-1-Saskatchewan-At-Winnipeg-c.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/LC6LBpD/055-1951-08-30-Football-Extra-Vol-1-No-1-Saskatchewan-At-Winnipeg-D.jpg

1955-10-01 “Jack Jacobs Night”

https://i.ibb.co/Df67XC7/056-1955-10-01-Jack-Jacobs-Night-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/7pYkSPk/057-1955-10-01-Jack-Jacobs-Night-B.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/4j1gQDQ/058-1955-10-01-Jack-Jacobs-Night-C.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/xLsWCTY/059-1955-10-01-Jack-Jacobs-Night-D.jpg

1956-10-20 “Tom Casey Day”

https://i.ibb.co/1bDQ0DK/060-1956-10-20-Tom-Casey-Day-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/zQkM4xG/061-1956-10-20-Tom-Casey-Day-B.jpg

The Jacobs Years 1950-1954 DVD

https://i.ibb.co/3Wwk9rv/062-The-Jacobs-Years-1950-1954-DVD-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Qrwwkrh/063-The-Jacobs-Years-1950-1954-DVD-B.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/pdxJHs3/064-The-Jacobs-Years-1950-1954-DVD-C.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/H4G2gyN/065-The-Jacobs-Years-1950-1954-DVD-D.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/L0vyd2T/066-The-Jacobs-Years-1950-1954-DVD-E.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/gjsHSBV/067-The-Jacobs-Years-1950-1954-DVD-F.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/2cDVttF/068-The-Jacobs-Years-1950-1954-DVD-G.jpg

DVD Download (Link expires 2019-10-01.)
https://we.tl/t-KB8iV0gUwm

Great stuff Hoth.

Have to say reading Jack Matheson’s account of Jack Jacobs comeback story made me cringe quite a lot to be honest. Definitely would have had him in the editors office in today’s world.

All good stuff though and different times.

The photo of the guys covered in mud was the best. Bet the beer in the dressing room tasted good after that one.

…Great stuff is right joe…Brings back a lot of memories for me …going back to 57’ when I was just a little dirty nosed Wpg. kid from the northend…Yeah I was a fan and hooked on the Bombers that far back…We’ve had a lot of great glory days in the Peg with regards to football…and I hope it continues for decades to come.

I find him a welcome relief over Wiecek.

1953 Northern Photo Set

https://i.ibb.co/sKr2VP8/069-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/GcrbPpN/070-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-B.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/MV78yw1/071-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-C.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/t3ZVsdN/072-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-D.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/k14JKv8/073-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-E.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/DCGZ4Rr/074-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-F.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/s3rzBRZ/075-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-G.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Ltxr8ws/076-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-H.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/XyK5TyJ/077-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-I.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/GFyNSTW/078-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-J.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/4VmLskf/079-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-K.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/swqVMtW/080-1953-Northern-Photo-Set-L.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/ZLBm7dY/081-1953-07-08-George-Trafton-Letter-A.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/X2L73gh/082-1953-07-08-George-Trafton-Letter-B.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/zfsdmMG/083-1958-CKRC-Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Booster-Song-Hang-Down-Your-Head-Jim-Trimble.jpg

1958 CKRC Winnipeg Blue Bombers Booster Song “Hang Down Your Head Jim Trimble” By The Terrible Three

Links expire November 26, 2019.

FLAC
https://we.tl/t-ecoGEF5qPP

MP3
https://we.tl/t-nMnQhIqseH

Great stuff hoth. I’ve wanted to get my hands on a copy of that song for years, decades even.

Thanks a lot.

That’s some fantastic memorabilia.

Good thread. Thanks for posting.

Link did not work for me but found the Jim Trimble three part harmony and the Bomber fight song on youtube. Cool to call out the opposition on public radio. Might get 15 yds for taunting these days.