1936-1963 World Series Ticket Collection with Four Mantle "Home-Run" Tickets (58)

Sold For: $4,444

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1056

Item Year: 1936

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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This exceptional original-owner collection of fifty-eight World Series tickets spans the years 1936 through 1963 and commemorates twenty different World Series and fifty-eight different games. All of these tickets belonged to our consignor's father and uncle, each of whom actually attended the games represented here and had the foresight to save their tickets. Among the highlights are ticket stubs from two games in which Lou Gehrig hit home runs, including his last World Series home run in 1937, ticket stubs from four games in which Mickey Mantle hit home runs, a ticket stub from Game 1 of the 1954 World Series in which Willie Mays made the greatest catch in Series history, and a scarce full ticket from Game 2 of the 1963 World Series. Unless otherwise noted, condition ranges from Vg to Ex, with approximately forty-one percent grading Vg, thirty-five percent grading Vg-Ex, twenty-one percent grading Ex, and three percent in lesser grade. 1936: Games 3 (Gehrig HR; Gd) and 5 (Gd); 1937: Games 1, 2, 3, and 4 (Gehrig HR; his last World Series HR); 1946: Games 3, 4, and 5; 1947: Games 1 and 2 (Jackie Robinson's first two World Series games); 1948: Games 3, 4 (Doby HR), and 5; 1949: Games 1, 2, and 3 (Campanella HR; his first World Series HR); 1950: Games 1, 2 (DiMaggio HR), 3, and 4; 1951: Games 1 and 2; 1952: Games 1, 2, 3, and 4; 1953: Games 1, 2 (Mantle third World Series HR), 3, and 4; 1954: Games 1 (Mays catch) and 2; 1955: Games 1, 2, 3 (Mantle fifth World Series HR), and 4; 1956: Games 1 (Mantle sixth World Series HR), 2, 3, and 4 (Mantle seventh World Series HR); 1957: Games 1 and 2; 1958: Games 3, 4, and 5; 1959: Games 1 and 2; 1960: Games 3 (Mantle fourteenth World Series HR), 4, and 5 (Maris HR); 1961: Games 1 and 2; 1962: Games 3, 4, and 5; 1963: Games 1 and 2 (full ticket; Vg). Total: 58 tickets. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).
SOLD FOR $4,444


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