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1961 Roger Maris 60th Home Run Program

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $540

New York Yankees program issued for the September 26, 1961, game against the Baltimore Orioles, scored to record Roger Maris' record-tying 60th home run. This program witnessed one of the most exciting moments in all of baseball history! The entire game has been scored in blue ink and dutifully records Maris' third-inning home run off of Orioles pitcher Jack Fisher. With that home run Maris become only the second player in history to hit sixty home runs in a single season, a mark that tied him with Babe Ruth. While we have seen ticket stubs from this historic game, in our experience the program appears to be far scarcer. This is just the second we have ever offered and we cannot recall the last time we have seen any others at public auction. The eighteen-page program (5.75 x 9.25 inches) displays only light wear and is in Excellent to Mint condition.   Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $540

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