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1920 Brooklyn Robins (vs Indians) World Series Program

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,067

Extremely rare 1920 World Series program issued for the games at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field. The program, which features Brooklyn manager Wilbert Robinson on the cover, is also one of the most impressive for display of all early World Series programs. The interior pages include team photos of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Cleveland Indians, as well as individual photos of team and league officials. The preprinted lineups include Wambsganss, Speaker, Smith, and Sewell for Cleveland, and Wheat, Olson, Myers, and Konetchy for Brooklyn. The program has been neatly scored in pencil for Game 1 and records a 3-1 Cleveland victory. The Indians defeated the Robins five games to two in the 1920 World Series (it was a best-of-nine affair). Today, the Series is best known for two famous firsts, each of which occurred in Game 5. In the first inning Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hit the first grand slam in Series play. Four innings later teammate Bill Wambsganss did him one better by completing the first and only unassisted triple play in the history of the fall classic. The twelve-page program (9.25 x 11 inches) displays partial separation along the spine at the top staple. There is a heavy horizontal fold, along the end of which is an approximate one-inch tear that affects each cover and all of the interior pages. The covers display moderate wear. In Good to Very Good condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,067

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