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1912 Boston Red Sox (vs Giants) World Series Program

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,067

Boston Red Sox program issued for the 1912 World Series against the New York Giants. The 1912 Boston Red Sox World Series program has always been noted for its substantial design. Featured within its thirty-six pages are individual photos and short biographies of twenty-two Boston team members and front-office executives, including Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, Joe Wood, player/manager Jake Stahl, Duffy Lewis, Bill Carrigan, and Hugh Bedient. The preprinted lineups include Mathewson, Doyle, Snodgrass, and Merkle for New York, and Hooper, Yerkes, Speaker, Lewis, and Wood for Boston. The program has been neatly scored in pencil and records New York's 11-4 victory in Game 7 held at Fenway Park on October 15. Boston eventually defeated New York in eight games (one game ended in a tie) in what is still regarded as one of the most exciting World Series ever played. Boston's victory marked the first of four World Championships for the club during the seven-year span 1912 through 1918, including consecutive World Titles in 1915 and 1916. The program (10 x 7 inches) displays a moderate-to-heavy vertical center fold and a second, light vertical fold on the right side. The front cover has minor toning along the right border. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,067

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