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1945-1954 Boston Red Sox and Boston Braves Program Collection Including Mantle Home-Run Game in 1953
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $240
Collection of eighteen Boston Red Sox and Boston Braves programs, spanning the years 1945 to 1954, plus three related publications. Unless otherwise noted, the programs are not scored. Many include a few minor pencil notations either on the cover or interior (name of a former owner). Boston Red Sox programs (11): 1) 1945 (vs. Braves; preseason exhibition game; Vg). 2) 1946 (vs. Yankees; Ex). 3) 1947 (vs. A's; Ex). 4) 1948 (vs. Indians; Ex). 5) 1948 (vs. Senators; Vg-Ex). 6) 1949 (vs. Indians; Ex-Mt). 7) 1951 (vs. Indians; Vg). 8) 1952 (vs. Browns; Gd). 9) 1953 (vs. A's; Ex-Mt). 10)1953 (vs. Yankees, scored in pencil to record a 6-4 Yankees win on May 9th; Mantle 5th Home Run of the year and 41st of his career in third inning; Ex). 11) 1954 (vs. Tigers; Ex; with ticket stub; Ex-Mt). Boston Braves programs (7): 1) 1946 (vs. Dodgers; Ex). 2) 1946 (vs. Red Sox; exhibition game; Ex). 3) 1948 (vs. Pirates; scored in pencil to record what appears to be a 2-1 Braves win; Ex-Mt). 4) 1950 (vs. Cubs, partially scored in pencil; Vg-Ex). 5) 1950 (vs. Cardinals, partially scored in pencil; Vg). 6) 1951 (vs. Cardinals; partially scored in pencil; Vg). 7) 1952 (vs. Cubs; Vg). Also included in the collection are a 1948 Boston Braves roster booklet (32 pages; Ex), a 1946 Boston Red Sox souvenir booklet, published by the Boston Globe (32 pages; Ex), and a 1951 Red Sox yearbook (Vg-Ex). Total: 21 items (18 programs and 3 miscellaneous publications). SOLD FOR $240
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