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Lot # 994 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1913-1914 Chicago White Sox/New York Giants World Tour Program

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $300

The 32-page program, titled "Touring the World/New York Giants/Chicago White Sox/1913-1914," features small portrait images of John McGraw (Giants manager), Harry Hempstead (Giants owner), Charles Comiskey (White Sox owner), and James Callahan (White Sox manager) on the cover. Those same portrait images are featured on the interior, as are photos of the American and National League team owners, and the members of the National Commission. Included within the pages are the entire itinerary for the tour, both domestic and international, numerous advertisements, and a scorecard section. The preprinted lineups include Jim Thorpe, Fred Snodgrass, Hans Lobert, and Christy Mathewson for the Giants, and Buck Weaver, Hal Chase, Sam Crawford, and Ray Schalk for the White Sox. The program is not scored. While not as well known today as Spalding's legendary 1888/1889 World Tour, which was extensively covered in a number of early history works, the global navigation made by the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox in 1913-1914 was, by all accounts, equal to its predecessor in every way and much celebrated at the time. This is a rare souvenir from that sojourn and only the second example we have offered. The program (10.25 x 7.75 inches) displays heavy wear, including two vertical folds and a few edge tears, one of which affects some of the interior pages as well. In Good to Very Good condition overall.   Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $300

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