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1923 New York Yankees (vs Giants) World Series Program
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $474
Historic 1923 World Series program commemorating the New York Yankees first-ever World Championship. The fact that 1923 was the first year of Yankee Stadium also naturally adds to its great significance. The cover, which incorporates the same design elements as the previous two World Series programs (the Yankees and Giants met in both the 1921 and 1922 World Series), features portrait images of the two opposing managers: Miller Huggins of the Yankees and John McGraw of the Giants. The fact that Huggins' portrait is to the left of McGraw's denotes this program as having been issued at the Polo Grounds for either Game 1, 3, or 5. (Each program issued for the 1923 World Series was identical save for the placement of the portrait images on the cover: the home team's manager was always positioned to the left.) The large-format twenty-page program features interior portrait images of members of both the Yankees and Giants, as well as various team and league officials, and has been neatly scored for Game 3 (1-0 Giants victory). After losing the World Series to the Giants in 1921 and 1922, the Yankees finally exacted their revenge in 1923. With the help of three Babe Ruth home runs, the Yankees defeated their cross-town rivals in six games to capture the club's first World Championship in franchise history. The program (9.25 x 11 inches) displays moderate wear to the covers, including two black linear marks on the front cover. The back cover displays both surface paper loss and tape/adhesive residue as a result of having been once mounted and then removed from an album. There is also an interior tape repair to a small edge tear on the back cover. In Fair to Good condition overall. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $474
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