1949 to 1957 Collection of New York Yankees World Series Programs, Scorecards, and Yearbooks

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1955

Item Year: 1949

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of New York Yankees World Series programs, regular-season scorecards/programs, and yearbooks, spanning the years 1949 to 1957. Also included are a few miscellaneous items from the era, including a 1948 World Series program. A few of the items are signed on the interior (duly noted in our listing). A total of 34 items are featured, with the inventory as follows: Collection of 13 World Series programs spanning the years 1949 to 1957. 1) 1949 Yankees (vs. Dodgers); scored for Game 2; Fr, with extra staples added for support at the spine. 2) 1950 Yankees (vs. Phillies); scored for Game 3, Vg. 3) 1950 Phillies (vs. Yankees); not scored, Fr-Gd, with paper loss on back cover. 4) 1951 Yankees (vs. Giants), not scored; Gd. 5) 1951 Giants (vs. Yankees); lineups filled out for Game 3, but not scored; Gd-Vg. 6) 1951 Giants (vs. Yankees); not scored; Vg-Ex. 7) 1952 Yankees (vs. Dodgers); scored for Game 3; Gd-Vg. 8) 1952 Yankees (vs. Dodgers); not scored; Fr-Gd, with tack holes in each corner. 9) 1952 Yankees (vs. Dodgers); scored for Game 4; signed on the interior in blue ink by Scarborough, Noren, and Ostrowskie (all personalized “To Bobby”); Fr-Gd, with paper loss on back cover and ink notations on front cover. 10) 1953 Yankees (vs. Dodgers); not scored; Gd, with pencil notation on front cover. 11) 1953 Yankees (vs. Dodgers); not scored; Vg. 12) 1957 Yankees (vs. Braves); scored for Game 7; Gd-Vg, with tiny amount of paper loss on the front cover. 13) 1957 Braves (vs. Yankees); scored for Game 5; Vg. Collection of 11 New York Yankees scorecards/programs spanning the years 1950 to 1954. The programs range in grade from Gd to Ex, averaging Vg, with the exception of the two from 1951 that are missing the scoring pages. 1950 (2): vs. Washington (not scored) and vs. Detroit (not scored). 1951 (4): vs. Boston (not scored), vs. Chicago (scored), and two others (scoring sheets missing from both). 1952 (2): vs. Washington (not scored), vs Cleveland (not scored, signed “To Bobby Best Wishes Whitey Ford” in blue ink on the interior). 1953 (2): vs. Chicago (not scored, signed on the interior in blue ink by Joe Brown and Gil McDougald) and vs. Philadelphia (not scored, signed and personalized “To Bobby” in blue ink on the interior by Andy Carey and Steve Kraly). 1954 (1): vs. Philadelphia (not scored, but accompanied by a Yankees “Stadium Club” guest card dated “Apr 15 1954,” which would make the program from the club’s home opener that year). Miscellaneous (10): 1) 1948 Boston Braves World Series yearbook (vs. Indians); not scored (Fr); 2) 1951 Yankees yearbook (Vg); 3-4) Two 1951 "American League Golden Anniversary" programs (each with heavy vertical folds; Gd); 5) 1952 program from the "Seventh Annual Hearst All-Star Sandlot Classic - U.S. All-Stars vs. N.Y.C. All Stars" held at the Polo Grounds on August 20th; not scored; (Vg); 6) 1954 Yankees yearbook (Gd-Vg); 7) 1967 Boston Red Sox program (vs. Twins); not scored (Vg); 8-9) Two issues of "Yank" (Yankees' newsletter); one from 1950, the other from 1951 (both Ex); and 10) Carstairs double-sided advertising scorecard (8.25 x 6 inches; Vg). Total: 34 items. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+.


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