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Lot # 1271 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1932 Chicago Cubs World Series Ticket - Ruth's "Called Shot"

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $2,115

Historic ticket stub from Game 3 of the 1932 World Series held at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Did he, or didn't he? That's the question everyone was asking after Game 3 of the 1932 World Series between the Yankees and Cubs held at Wrigley Field. Did Ruth point to the center-field bleachers right before hitting a home run to that exact spot, or was he pointing at pitcher Charlie Root? Ruth, of course, never said. One person who could have offered an informed opinion at the time was the original owner of this ticket, whose vantage point was from an "Upper Box" seat. Long regarded as one of the most desirable of all World Series tickets, the offered example (3.75 x 2.25 inches) remains in relatively fine condition given its age, use, and fragile nature. There is a very light diagonal crease and a tiny area of discoloration in the upper left corner, and a very small area of abrasion near the right border. None of those minor flaws, however, detract in the least from its Excellent overall appearance. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $2,115

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