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1925 Washington Senators and Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Programs (2)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,185

Set of two 1925 World Series programs, one issued at Pittsburgh and the other issued at Washington. The highlight, of course, is the Pittsburgh example, which is one of the most condition-sensitive of all early World Series programs. One of the toughest programs of the 1920s to find in any condition, it is all the rarer to find in high grade due to the very thin, easily damaged quality of its interior pages. The program, featuring Pittsburgh's president Barney Dreyfuss on the cover and produced by Harris & Son Publishers of Pittsburgh, PA., includes twelve pages packed with photos and advertisements. This example is lightly scored in pencil for Game 1 of the Series and records Washington's 4-1 victory. The program (9 x 11 inches) has a moderate vertical fold, a 3/4-inch vertical tear along the right border that affects each cover and interior page, and a few tiny tears to the front cover in the lower right corner. In Good to Very Good condition overall. Despite the flaws, which as we have noted are common for this particular program, it remains one of the better examples we have seen and displays exceptionally well. The 64-page Washington program (8 x 10.5 inches) is in Fair condition, displaying a number of flaws, including detachment at the spine to the covers and pages (all of which have been repaired, both on the exterior and interior with clear tape), plus numerous small tears and minor staining. Not scored. Total: 2 programs. Reserve $400. Estimate $800+. SOLD FOR $1,185

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