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1929-1969 World Series Program Collection with 1932 "Ruth Called Shot" Program (49)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,406

Collection of forty-nine World Series programs spanning the years 1929 through 1969. This is a near-complete run, featuring at least one official program from every World Series during that forty-one-year span with the exception of 1930, 1931, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1955, and 1956. Among the highlights are a 1932 Chicago Cubs program that has been scored in pencil for Game 3 (which was the famous game in which Babe Ruth "called" his home run in the fifth inning), a 1954 New York Giants program scored for Game 1 (in which Willie Mays made his famous over-the-shoulder catch), and a 1956 Milwaukee Braves phantom program. Many of the programs have been either partially or fully scored. 1929: Athletics (Fr), Cubs (Vg); 1932: Cubs (Gd-Vg, horizontal and vertical creases); 1934: Tigers (Fr, missing one of the scoring pages, not scored); 1935: Tigers (Fr), Cubs (Gd, heavily water-stained); 1936: Yankees (Vg); 1937: Giants (Vg); 1939: Reds (Vg); 1940: Reds (Vg); 1941: Yankees (Fr-Gd); 1942: Yankees (Ex); 1945: Tigers (Vg), Cubs (Ex); 1946: Cardinals (Vg); 1947: Dodgers (Ex), Yankees (Vg); 1948: Indians (Vg-Ex); 1949: Yankees (Ex); 1950: Yankees (Gd); 1951: Yankees (Gd), Giants (Ex); 1952: Yankees (Vg-Ex); 1953: Dodgers (Vg-Ex); 1954: Giants (Vg), Indians (Ex-Mt); 1956: Braves (phantom program, Ex-Mt); 1957: Braves (Vg, bookseller's stamp on reverse); 1958: Braves (Vg), Yankees (Vg); 1959: White Sox (Vg-Ex); 1960: Yankees (Vg), Pirates (Ex-Mt); 1961: Yankees (Vg), Reds (Ex-Mt); 1962: Giants (Fr-Gd), Yankees (Ex); 1963: Yankees (Ex), Dodgers (Ex); 1964: Yankees (Vg-Ex), Cardinals (Ex); 1965: Dodgers (Ex); 1966: Orioles (Ex-Mt), Dodgers (Ex); 1967: Red Sox (Ex-Mt), Cardinals (Ex); 1968: Cardinals (Ex-Mt), Tigers (Ex-Mt); 1969: Mets (Vg). Most of these programs are technically in mid-grade (as is often the case with vintage World Series programs), but are extremely presentable. This is a very substantial and fairly comprehensive World Series program collection, spanning the years 1929 to 1969. Total: 49 programs. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,406

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