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Lot # 1458 (1458 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Rare 1953 Georgia State League "Segregated" Ticket

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600

Trio of unused tickets issued by the Eastman Dodgers, of the Georgia State League in 1953, including one for a segregated section of the park reserved for "Colored" fans. Although Jim Crow laws were still in affect in Southern states during this time, baseball tickets reflecting racial segregation are exceedingly rare. This is the first 1950s-era "colored" ticket we have ever offered and the only other example we know of, which is also an Eastman Dodgers ticket, resides in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Included with the "Colored" ticket is one marked "Child" and one marked "General Admission." It should be noted that even though Eastman, which was a Class D minor-league team, used the name "Dodgers" it was not an affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers at the time. All of the tickets feature advertising for "Coca-Cola" on the reverse. Each ticket (2 x 1 inches) is complete with its attached rain check and is in apparent Near Mint to Mint condition. The three tickets have been laminated together with a descriptive card reading "Georgia State League/Eastman Dodgers/1953." Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $600

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