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1915 and 1916 Boston Red Sox World Series Program

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $2,937.50

Presented are two scarce Boston Red Sox World Series programs dating, respectively from 1915 (vs. Philadelphia) and 1916 (vs. Brooklyn). Both programs are nearly identical in design and feature portrait photos on the cover of the owners and managers for each participating club. The interior pages of each program include individual team photos of the participating clubs, while the back cover of each program features an additional team photo of the Red Sox in conjunction with two separate clothing advertisements. Despite their similarities, the 1916 World Series program is much rarer and more highly coveted by collectors today. Babe Ruth, who was making his World Series debut in 1915 with Boston, is featured in the team photos of both programs. Ruth appeared as a pinch hitter in the 1915 World Series, but in 1916 he started and won Game 2, besting Brooklyn 2-1 in fourteen innings. The twelve-page 1915 program, which has been neatly scored in pencil for Game 4, displays a heavy vertical center fold and bears the date of the game written in pencil on the cover. In Good condition. The eight-page 1916 program, which is neatly scored in pencil for Ruth’s Game 2 victory (he is duly noted as pitcher), displays a heavy vertical center fold. A repaired tear (by means of clear tape) is evident on the front cover. The front cover is partially detached from the spine, while the back cover is fully detached (but present). In Good condition. Total two programs. From the Barry Halper Collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,937.50

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