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Lot # 1131 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1919 Cincinnati Reds World Series Ticket Stub - Game 2

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,233

Extraordinary high-grade ticket stub (bleacher seat) from Game 2 of the 1919 World Series, held at at Redland Field in Cincinnati. Few, if any, 1919 World Series ticket stubs have survived in perfect shape, but this example comes close. At first glance, this ticket stub appears to be Near Mint, but very close examination (under bright light and holding it at different angles) reveals two very tiny horizontal surface wrinkles extending from the right border. Even so, the ticket is in Excellent to Mint condition and represents the finest 1919 World Series ticket we have ever offered (for any game). It should be noted that this ticket stub, as well as the exceptional 1919 Game 1 World Series ticket stub offered in this auction, originates from a noncollector (living in Kentucky, just outside the Cincinnati area) and is new to the hobby. Game 2 of the 1919 World Series witnessed another lackluster effort by Chicago's infamous "eight men out" as they conspired to "throw" the Series to the Reds. The main culprit in this game was pitcher Lefty Williams. Although Williams made a better attempt to conceal his deliberate ineffectiveness than did Eddie Cicotte in Game 1, the result was still the same. Williams allowed just four hits, but his six walks helped the Reds score all the runs they would need in a 4-2 win against the punchless White Sox. This the first Game 2 ticket stub we have ever offered from the 1919 World Series and one would be hard pressed to find a finer example. Size: 4.125 x 2 inches. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,233

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