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Lot # 1448 (1448 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1938-1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Ticket Collection (6) with "Opening Day" and "Night Game" Rarities

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,560

This collection of six unusually special Brooklyn Dodgers tickets features three uniquely designed "Opening Day" varieties, a highly desirable "lightbulb" ticket from one of the first night games played at Ebbets Field in 1938, and two World Series examples. 1) Rare lightbulb shaped ticket (2 x 3.5 inches) issued in 1938 for the fifth night game played at Ebbets Field. The Dodgers issued this special ticket for each of the night games played at Ebbets Field in 1938. The number "5" in red at the base of the ticket denotes that this was the fifth night game of the season at Ebbets Field. (Gd-Vg, with a small chip in the lower left corner and light creases). 2) Baseball-shaped ticket (3.5 inches in diamater) issued for opening day in 1939 (Vg, with light creases and tiny edge tear). 3) Glove-and-ball shaped ticket (3 x 6.5 inches) issued for opening day in 1940 (Vg, with small pencil notation on front and surface paper loss and paper residue on reverse from having once been mounted in an album). 4) Catcher-shaped ticket (2.25 x 5 inches) issued for opening day in 1941 (Vg, with a moderate crease; the rain-check portion is detached, but present). 5) 1941 World Series full ticket for Game 3. The ticket is punch-marked "Void" at each end. (Vg, with a small area of surface-paper loss in the upper left corner on the front. 6) 1955 World Series full ticket for seating in the "President's Box." The ticket has been completely bisected at the perforation, but both halves are present. A single hole has been punched at each end. (Ex, without reference to the break at the perforation). Total: 6 tickets. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,560

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