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1915 Newark Peps Federal League Program
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,410.00
Official 1915 Newark Peps program from the short-lived Federal League (1914-1915). Federal League programs are extremely rare and are noted for their colorful, attractively designed covers which are ideal for display. The offered example is no exception, featuring a beautiful cover illustration of two generic ballplayers above an advertisement for Haussling’s Pure Ginger Ale. This program was issued for a game against the Pittsburgh Rebels and the preprinted interior lineups include future Hall of Famers Edd Roush and Bill McKechnie for Newark. The program has twelve interior pages. The scorecard section has not been scored. The Federal League was formed in 1914 as a third Major League. Not only was the Federal League successful in “stealing” many of the top stars from the National and American Leagues, but it also sued Organized Baseball on the grounds that it is an illegal trust. Following the 1915 season, the owners of the Federal League reached a “peace agreement” with Organized Baseball and, after receiving a hefty buyout, officially disbanded. The program (9 x 6 inches) has a very light vertical fold in the center and two tiny border tears on the cover (one on the front, one on the back, and both of no consequence, mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy), otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. This is a gorgeous program! Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,410.00
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