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Lot # 1262 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1919 World Series Ticket Stub - Game 2

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,645

This ticket stub (lower grand-stand seat) from Game 2 of the infamous 1919 World Series, held at at Redland Field in Cincinnati, is notable both for its exceptional provenance and condition. Both this ticket stub and the 1919 World Series ticket stub from Game 1 offered in the preceding lot originate from a collection of newly discovered 1919 "Black Sox" material once belonging to a member of the Woodland Bards. (For further information on the Bards and the history behind this material, please see the lot preceding the Game 1 ticket.) Few, if any, 1919 World Series ticket stubs have survived in perfect shape, but this example is about the best one can hope to find. Although it does display two light creases, one in the lower right and the other in the upper left, neither of them are immediately perceptible to the naked eye and the ticket presents an Excellent to Mint appearance. Game 2 of the 1919 World Series witnessed another lackluster effort by Chicago's infamous "eight men out" as they conspired to "throw" the Series to the Reds. The main culprit in this game was pitcher Lefty Williams. Although Williams made a better attempt to conceal his deliberate ineffectiveness than did Eddie Cicotte in Game 1, the result was still the same. Williams allowed just four hits, but his six walks helped the Reds score all the runs they would need in a 4-2 win against the punchless White Sox. This is only the second Game 2 ticket stub we have ever offered from the 1919 World Series. Size: 4 x 2 inches. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,645

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