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1924 New York Giants (vs Senators) Game 5 World Series Program - Original Owner Provenance!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,304

New York Giants program from Game 5 of the 1924 World Series between the Giants and Senators, held at the Polo Grounds on October 8th. This program is accompanied by a special provenance: it belonged to our consignor's father, who actually attended the game! While the family always knew that he attended the 1924 World Series, no one was aware that he saved the program. It was just recently discovered by the family, along with a number of other World Series programs and tickets, and, most important, a program and ticket stub from the very first game at Yankee Stadium, on April 18, 1923 (all of the other programs and ticket stubs are offered elsewhere this auction).

The cover features large portrait images of each club's respective manager, John McGraw and Bucky Harris, while the interior pages include photos of league and team officials, as well as portraits of twenty-four members of both the Giants and Senators. Published by Harry M. Stevens. This program has been neatly scored in pencil for Game 5 of the Series and records a 6-2 Giants victory. The preprinted lineups include Frisch, Kelly, Youngs, and Lindstrom for New York, and Johnson, Harris, Rice, and Goslin for Washington. The Senators defeated the Giants in an exciting seven-game Series in 1924. The final game hung in the balance for twelve innings before a two-out ground ball off the bat of Early McNeely took a bad hop over the head of third baseman Fred Lindstrom and scored Muddy Ruel from second with the winning run. The game also marked the end of John McGraw's 1920s dynasty, which saw his Giants capture five consecutive pennants and three World Championships between the years 1921 and 1925. The sixteen-page program (9.25 x 11 inches) displays light wear, including a few tiny edge chips along the top and bottom borders of the front cover. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,304

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