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1906 Washington (vs. Philadelphia) American League Program (Opening Day)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $588
Extremely rare Washington Senators program dating from the opening game of the 1906 season featuring a portrait image of player/manager Jake Stahl on the cover. The interior pages feature small portrait images of fourteen Senators players, as well as a photo of American League President Ban Johnson, and a team photo of the 1906 Senators. The eight-page program commemorates a game between Washington and the Philadelphia Athletics. Included in the preprinted lineups for each club are Waddell, Plank, Bender (his name is circled, indicating he was the starter for this game), Davis, Murphy, and Seybold for Philadelphia, and Stahl, Cross, Hickman, and Patten for Washington. The score pages have been neatly scored in pencil and record a 4-3 victory for Philadelphia. Although the program is undated, research indicates that the only Washington home game ending in a 4-3 loss to Philadelphia occurred on April 14th, which was opening day for both clubs. The program (5.75 x 8.5 inches) displays a moderate center fold, as well as a few light creases, and there are a few small areas of glue residue and surface paper loss on the back cover as a result of the program having once been mounted in an album. Extremely unusual and substantial 1906 Opening Day program rarity. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $588
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