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1906 Chicago Cubs World Series Program - Extremely Rare!
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,333
Rare Chicago Cubs program issued for the 1906 World Series against the Chicago White Sox. The attractive cover features portrait images of August Herrmann (Chairman of the National Commission), Harry Pulliam (National League President) and Ban Johnson (American League President). The interior pages display team photos of each squad, as well as portrait images of nineteen Cubs players, including the famed double-play triumvirate of Tinker, Evers, and Chance. This program is from the third World Series of the modern era (there was no World Series in 1904) and is considered one of the "key" rarities for collectors wishing to compile a complete run of World Series programs. The 1906 Fall Classic was an all-Chicago affair as the powerful Chicago Cubs, winners of then-record 116 games faced off against the Chicago White Sox, known as "the hitless wonders" for their lack of offense. In what is still regarded as one of the greatest upsets in Series history, the White Sox defeated the Cubs in six games to capture the club's first World Championship in franchise history. The twelve-page program is not scored and the preprinted lineups include Tinker, Evers, and Chance for the Cubs, and Jones, Hahn, Isbell, and Donohue for the White Sox. The program displays a vertical fold, as well as a number of light creases, and is missing its lower staple. A name (presumably that of a former owner) is written in blue ink along the top of the front cover. The spine, as well as many of the interior pages have been reinforced with clear tape. Tape is also evident on the back cover and a few pages in repair of tears. While technically in modest condition, most of the flaws are quite unobtrusive and the program displays exceptionally well. This is an extraordinary early World Series program rarity. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,333
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