Pair of 1926 New York Yankees (vs. Cardinals) World Series Programs (Games 1 & 6)

Sold For: $1,293

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1266

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Pair of substantial sixteen-page large-format programs issued for two different 1926 World Series games between the Yankees and Cardinals at Yankee Stadium. Each program is identical in design and features large portrait images of each club's respective manager, Miller Huggins and Rogers Hornsby, on the cover. The interior pages include photos of league and team officials, as well as portraits of twenty-five members of both the Yankees and Cardinals. Published by Harry M. Stevens. The preprinted lineups in each program include Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Combs, and Meusel for New York, and Hornsby, Bottomley, Hafey, and Alexander for St. Louis. Both programs have been neatly scored in black ink. One records a 2-1 Yankees victory in Game 1, while the other records a 10-2 Cardinals win in Game 6. This was the famous Series in which Grover Alexander struck out Tony Lazzeri with two out and the bases loaded in Game 7 to help give the Cardinals their first World Championship in franchise history. All of the 1920s World Series programs in this auction, these programs included, are new to the hobby and originate from a noncollector whose grandfather actually attended the games. Both of the programs (9.25 x 11 inches) have detached covers, with the Game 1 program also displaying a light vertical fold (very common, usually as a result of being folded and carried in the back pocket). Without regard to the detached covers (which could be professionally restored), both programs are in Very Good to Excellent condition and each displays beautifully. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,293


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