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Lot # 1227 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1932 Chicago Cubs World Series Program and Ticket Stub - Game 3 - "Ruth's Called Shot"

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $2,350.00

Presented are two carefully preserved keepsakes from Game 3 of the 1932 World Series: the 1932 Chicago Cubs World Series Program and Ticket Stub from Game 3 at Wrigley Field. This was the game in which Ruth famously "called his shot" by pointing to the center-field bleachers right before hitting a home run to the spot indicated. While historians have often suggested that Ruth was pointing at Cubs pitcher Charlie Root and not the center field bleachers, a number of eyewitnesses, including many players, have always supported the legitimacy of Ruth's legendary feat. Ruth himself never admitted that he called the home run, but he never denied it either. Regardless of the true sequence of events, the "Called Shot" will always remain one of the most famous moments in baseball history. 1) The program (6 x 9.25 inches) is neatly scored in pencil for Game 3 (recording Ruth’s “called shot” in the fifth inning, as well as his home run in the first inning) and remains in exceptional Excellent to Mint condition. 2) The ticket stub (3.75 x 2.25 inches) has a few very light surface wrinkles (very minor and most are not visible from the front) and is in Excellent condition. Two exceptional mementos, each rarely found in such high grade, from the most famous World Series game in history. Total: 2 items (program and ticket stub). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,350.00

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