1903 Boston Red Sox (vs. St. Louis) American League Program

Sold For: $1,880

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1206

Item Year: 1903

Category: The Jerry Smolin Collection

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This 1903 Boston Red Sox program features individual portrait images of two of the city's most iconic sports figures at the time: player/manager Jimmy Collins and Mike "Nuff Ced" McGreevy, leader of the fabled "Royal Rooters." The photo of McGreevy was used in conjunction with an advertisement for his 3rd Base Tavern that simply reads "McGreevy on the Avenue.' Nuffsaid..." It is also interesting to note that displayed among the interior pages are both a full-page photo composite of the 1902 Boston Americans team and a full-page advertisement for the famed Carl Horner Studio featuring a spectacular photo composite of all the members of the American League. The ten-page program commemorates a game between Boston and St. Louis on Thursday, June 11th (date preprinted on the interior scorecard section). The preprinted lineups include Burkett and Wallace for St. Louis, and Collins and Young for Boston. The score pages have been neatly scored in pencil and record a 2-0 victory for Boston. The program (5.25 x 7.75 inches) has benefitted from minor conservation (the interior pages are reinforced along the spine by what appears to be rice paper) and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600.

SOLD FOR $1,880

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