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Lot # 1452 (1452 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1939 Cooperstown "Cavalcade of Baseball" Full Ticket

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,800

Exceedingly rare full ticket issued for the Cavalcade of Baseball, held at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York, on June 12, 1939. This is only the second full ticket we have ever handled and one of just a few examples we have seen from that historic day. (Even stubs, which are occasionally seen as many were saved by those attending as special keepsakes of the event, are scarce.) The 1939 Baseball Centennial, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the "birth" of baseball, was a yearlong celebration highlighted by the dedication of the Baseball Hall of Fame on June 12th. The culmination of the day's festivities was an exhibition game played at Doubleday Field between an American and a National League team made up of players from all sixteen major league clubs. This ticket granted the bearer admission to that game. Cooperstown was inundated with fans on June 12, 1939, and all of the events and ceremonies were marked by overflow crowds, making the discovery of a full ticket from this game all the more amazing. The colorful graphics include a silhouette of ballplayers at play, an illustration of the Hall of Fame, and a prominent image of Abner Doubleday, who is touted as the inventor of baseball. Also noted is the fact that the game will take place "rain or shine." The ticket (7.75 x 2.75 inches) displays light corner wear and a tiny circular impression near Doubleday's image; otherwise it remains in Excellent to Mint condition.

Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,800

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