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1914 Boston Braves and 1914 Philadelphia Athletics World Series Programs (2)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $948
Set of two 1914 World Series programs, one issued at Boston and one issued at Philadelphia. 1) 1914 Boston Braves World Series program. The colorful cover of the 1914 World Series program issued at Boston features a portrait of Boston Braves manager George Stallings, identified below as "The Miracle Man." Stallings' title was well deserved as this was the season that his "Miracle Braves" went from last place to first place between July 18 and August 25th, en route to winning the pennant by 10.5 games. They then went on to sweep the powerful and heavily favored Philadelphia A's in the World Series (4-0). The sixteen interior pages feature photos, including team pictures of both squads. The program (9.25 x 11 inches), which is lightly scored for Game 3, displays a number of flaws, including detached covers, heavy water damage throughout, and edge tears. Poor to Fair condition. 2) 1914 Philadelphia Athletics World Series program. The eighteen-page program features numerous photos of A's team members and is neatly scored in pencil for Game 1, a 7-1 Boston victory. The scarcity of this program (8 x 11 inches) and its outstanding cover graphics both contribute to its stature as one of the most desirable programs of the era. Both covers were detached and then reapplied by two new staples. A number of tears and creases are evident on both covers. Fair to Good condition overall. Total: 2 programs.Reserve $200. Estimate $500++. SOLD FOR $948
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