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1914 Chicago (vs. St. Louis) Federal League Program and 1915 "Whale Fans" Dinner Program
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,666
Rare Chicago Federal League program from the 1914 inaugural season and 1915 "Whales Fans" dinner program. 1) The substantial 48-page program, issued for a game against St. Louis, features a colorful cover picturing two generic baseball players and a portrait image of player/manager Joe Tinker. The interior pages display mostly advertisements, including one for the Joe Tinker Havana Cigar, as well as the club's home schedule. The preprinted lineups include Tobin, W. Miller, Kirby, and H. Miller for St. Louis, and Tinker, Fritz, Flack, Zwilling, and Wison for Chicago. Neatly scored in ink for a 1-0 Chicago win. Research indicates that the game recorded here was the second game of a doubleheader played on August 31, 1914. The program (6 x 9 inches) displays light foxing on the cover and a number of minor creases. In Very Good condition overall. 2) Exceedingly rare "Whales Fans" dinner program from a testimonial banquet given in honor of team owner Charles Weeghman and the members of the club. As noted on the cover, this dinner was held on March 4, 1914, at the Rienzi in Chicago. The four-page program features a large portrait image of Charles Weegham on the first page and a small portrait image of Joe Tinker, along with a listing of the Chicago team members, on the last page. The two interior pages feature the names of the various committee members and the dinner menu, respectively. The program (6.5 x 10.5 inches) displays a few very light stains on the front and is otherwise in Excellent condition. Total: 2 programs. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,666
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