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Trio of Early 1900s Chicago Cubs Programs Including 1910 World Series

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,880

This collection of three extremely early Chicago Cubs programs is comprised of two regular season examples and one dating from the 1910 World Series. 1) 1910 Chicago Cubs World Series (vs. Philadelphia) program. This lavish twenty-four page program is notable both for its many interior photos as well as the numerous political advertisements that decorate nearly every page. In addition to large portrait images of managers Frank Chance and Connie Mack, the program also features smaller cameo portraits (two to a page) of twenty-two members of the Cubs, including Tinker, Evers, Brown, Steinfeldt, Cole, Kling, Sheckard, Hofman, and Schulte. This program is missing its four center pages, one of which displayed the scorecard for the Philadelphia Athletics. The scorecard for the Chicago Cubs is neatly scored in pencil for Game 3, which Philadelphia won by a score of 12-5. Philadelphia went on to defeat the Cubs in the Series four games to one. Without reference to the four missing pages, the program (10 x 7.5 inches) is in Very Good condition, with some soiling and light staining on both covers. Still great for display and potentially a relatively affordable alternative to a higher-grade complete 1910 World Series (at Chicago) program example which is a significant early World Series program rarity. 2) 1903 Chicago Cubs (vs. Boston) Program. The colorful cover features a generic game-in-progress scene, as well as advertisements for Cracker Jack and Pepsin Gum. The preprinted lineups include Cooley, Dexter, and Pittinger for Boston, and Chance, Evers, and Kling for Chicago (Tinker was obviously enjoying a day off). Neatly scored in pencil to record a 9-4 Cubs victory. A notation on the cover, written in black fountain pen, reads "H. S. C. + S. M. C. July 15/03 - entertaining game." Records confirm that the only Chicago home victory over Boston in 1903 occurred on July 15th. The sixteen-page program (6 x 9 inches) is in Excellent condition. 3) 1911 Chicago Cubs Program (opponent unknown). The cover features a portrait image of player/manage Frank Chance. The program is missing the four center pages bearing the respective team scorecards, therefore the opponent is unknown. Those missing pages are noted in a pencil notation on the cover that reads "Pages 19-22 inside missing." It appears two extra staples were later added to reinforce the spine. Without reference to the missing pages or added staples, the program (6 x 9 inches) is in Very Good to Excellent condition, with a vertical fold and a tiny stain on the cover. Total: 3 programs. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++. SOLD FOR $1,880

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