Anyone that has ever stepped foot inside a stadium on college gameday understands that intercollegiate football represents something so much bigger than simply a sport. The game brings people together, strangers and friends alike, and creates an unrivaled sense of camaraderie, fellowship, and family. This perennial tradition all began on one fortuitous day in 19th century New Jersey, when two amatuer teams of 25 players would forever change Saturdays in the fall.
On November 6, 1869 in Brunswick, NJ, the Rutgers Queensmen hosted the College of New Jersey Tigers (now Princeton) in what would spark the evolution of modern American football. The match consisted of 10 “mini games,” and when one team scored, the game would end. The team with the most points at the end of the series took the victory. Rutgers scored six times, thus winning the very first game of intercollegiate football.
To celebrate this revered and longstanding tradition, we are thrilled to introduce the new and exclusive Football Stamp Scarf, featuring a vintage USPS stamp circa 1969 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the day college football was born.
Available in seven colorways, each scarf is delicately hand-crafted, printed and hand-fringed in Nepal using the finest of merino wools. Browse the selection here.