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Two 1936 World Series Full Unused Tickets

Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $3,450.00

Two full unused 1936 World Series tickets to Game 6 at the Polo Grounds (October 6, 1936). The letter which accompanies the tickets explains how the tickets came to survive in this extremely rare and perfect unused form. The original purchaser of the tickets could not make it to the game, and sent the tickets to the Giants by mail, requesting a refund. The tickets were then returned to him by mail, along with the letter which accompanies. Dated October 16, 1936 on New York Giants stationery, the letter reads as follows: "Dear Sir, We are unable to comply with your request for a rebate on Sixth Game World Series Tickets, inasmuch as the proceeds of the sale of these tickets have been turned over to Commissioner Kenesaw M. Landis, with whom you will have to take up the matter. We are, therefore, returning you your tickets. Very truly yours, (signed) E.T. Brannick, Secretary." Apparently the owner never took the matter up with Judge Landis. The letter is also accompanied by the original Giants stationery envelope in which the tickets were returned. This is an extraordinary pair of full Mint unused 1936 World Series tickets, which with the accompanying letter tell an amusing story which adds a unique additional dimension of interest. The envelope is in overall Excellent condition (no stamp, postmarked Oct. 16, 1936). The tickets and the letter are in Mint condition. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $3,450.00

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