Artifact Spotlight: Phil Bissell’s Patriots-Raiders Game Covers

Ahead of the Patriots-Raiders match-up in Mexico this Sunday, we’re taking a look back at some of cartoonist Phil Bissell’s  game day covers from the 1960’s, which are currently on display in our changing exhibit gallery as a part of “The Birth of Pat Patriot.”

Bissell, who was a cartoonist for the Boston Globe, created the original Pat Patriot drawing for the Globe. Upon seeing the drawing in publication, then Patriots owner Billy Sullivan reached out to Bissell to secure the revolutionary soldier hiking a football as the team’s logo. Bissell created the game program covers for several years using humor and creativity to create original artwork.

Below is a gallery of Bissell’s Patriots-Raiders game day covers from the 1960’s: