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1927 New York Yankees World Series Program - Game 3 - Ruth Home Run!
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $829.50
Substantial twenty-page large-format program issued for Game 3 of the 1927 World Series between the Yankees and Pirates at Yankee Stadium. The 1927 World Series program naturally has a very broad collecting appeal and is universally recognized as one of the most desirable of all World Series programs. The cover features large portrait images of each club's respective manager, Miller Huggins and Owen Bush, while the interior pages include photos of league and team officials, as well as portraits of twenty-five members of both the Yankees and Pirates. Published by Harry M. Stevens. The program is neatly scored in pencil for Game 3 of the series and records an 8-1 Yankees victory. The preprinted lineups include Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Combs, and Meusel for New York, and L. Waner, P. Waner, and Traynor for Pittsburgh. Ruth, fittingly, hit the first home run of the Series in Game 3, with his seventh-inning blast duly noted on the score sheet. The Yankees, bolstered by a powerful and legendary lineup, which will forever be known as "Murderers' Row," swept the Pirates in the 1927 World Series, thus cementing their reputation as the greatest team of all time. The program (9.25 x 11 inches) displays moderate water staining throughout (not very noticeable on either cover, but obvious on each of the interior pages), a vertical fold, and separation of the four middle pages from the spine. In Fair to Good condition overall, but visually much more attractive than suggested by its technically accurate grade. It should be noted that a higher-grade example of this Game 3 program sold for $2,938 in REA's May 2010 auction (Lot 1270), making the offered program an attractive alternative for budget-conscious collectors wishing to obtain one of the most historically significant World Series programs extant. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $829.50
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