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1926 New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals World Series Programs Including a Game 4 Program recording Ruth's Record Three Home Runs! (2)
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $830
Pair of programs issued, respectively, by the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals for the 1926 World Series. 1) 1926 World Series Program at New York (Yankees). The substantial sixteen-page large-format program (9.5 x 11 inches) features large portrait images of each club's respective manager, Miller Huggins and Rogers Hornsby, one the cover. while the interior pages include photos of league and team officials, as well as portraits of twenty-five members of both the Yankees and Cardinals. The preprinted lineups include Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Combs, and Meusel for New York, and Hornsby, Bottomley, Hafey, Southworth, and Alexander for St. Louis. The program, which has not been scored, displays a moderate-to-heavy center fold, a few small tears to both the front and back covers (with very a small and insignificant tape repair to the back cover), and four interior pages separated from the spine. In Good to Very Good condition overall. 2) 1926 World Series Program at St. Louis (Cardinals). The colorful cover features an illustration of two cardinals perched on a bat while the fourteen interior pages include composite photos of each team. The preprinted lineups include Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Combs, and Meusel for New York, and Hornsby, Bottomley, Hafey, Southworth, and Alexander for St. Louis. This program is significant in that has been scored in pencil for Game 4, which which was highlighted by Babe Ruth's record three home runs. Ruth hit home runs in the first, third, and sixth innings to help power the Yankees to a 10-5 victory. Despite his heroics in Game 4, the Cardinals ultimately defeated the Yankees in an exciting seven-game series, highlighted by Grover Alexander's dramatic strikeout of Tony Lazzeri with the bases loaded in the seventh inning of the final and deciding game. The victory marked the first World Championship in Cardinals franchise history. The program (7.75 x 10.5 inches) displays a center fold and normal wear from use but overall very clean and with an extremely bright cover. In strong Very Good condition overall. Total: 2 programs. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $830
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