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1946 San Francisco Football Founding Year Tee

$34.00

DTG2591

The Story

The San Francisco 49ers were charter members of the All-America Football Conference, which began play in 1946. Had it not been for the Browns, who won four championships and lost only four games in the league's four years of operation, the 49ers would have been the AAFC's dominant team. Their cumulative record was an excellent 39-15-2. They handed the Browns two of their four defeats but finished second each year. Even in attendance, the 49ers were second best in the AAFC next to Cleveland. When the 49ers moved to the NFL in 1950 following the collapse of the AAFC, their original management team -- co-owners Anthony J. Morabito and Victor P. Morabito and general manager Louis Spadia -- remained intact. The 49ers in the 1950s boasted of some of the game's great individual stars: quarterbacks Frankie Albert and Y. A. Tittle, running backs Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry and John Henry Johnson, tackle Bob St. Clair and defensive tackle Leo Nomellini. But the closest they came to a championship in their first two decades of NFL play was in 1957, when they tied Detroit for the NFL Western division crown but lost in a playoff.

Crafted with the intention of being the softest shirt in your lineup, our signature tees are cut for a modern fit and printed with inks that actually blend into the fabrics giving it more character with every wash.

    • Athletic Fit
    • Premium tri-blend fabric
    • Vintage wash
    • Printed in New York