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1914 World Series Ticket and Scorecard
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $711
In 1914 the "Miracle Braves" completed one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history when they swept the heavily favored Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series. Offered here are two rare souvenirs commemorating that most unlikely of World Championships: 1) Ticket stub issued for Game 1 of the 1914 World Series at Philadelphia on October 9th. The stub (4.25 x 2 inches) displays a number of light creases throughout, a small tear vertical tear along the base, and a small area of surface paper loss on the reverse (most likely resulting from its removal from an album). In Very Good condition. 2) Unofficial 1914 World Series scorecard issued by Philadelphia Press newspaper. The reverse of the fold-over scorecard features portrait images of the paper's "Big Four" World Series correspondents (Frank Baker, Johnny Evers, Christy Mathewson, and Grover Alexander), each of whom "will write on the World's Series exclusively for 'THE PRESS.'" The preprinted lineups include Collins, Baker, and Plank for Philadelphia, and Evers, Maranville, and James for Boston. Neatly scored in pencil for Game 2, recording a 1-0 Boston win. "World's Series Oct 10-1914" is printed on the interior in pencil. This is a rare World Series scorecard and the the first example we have ever offered. The scorecard (6.75 x 5.25 inches, folded) displays a vertical fold and a tiny edge chip on the back cover. In Very Good condition. Total: 2 items (ticket and scorecard). Reserve $400. Estimate $800+. SOLD FOR $711
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