1911 New York Giants (vs Athletics) World Series Program - Game 1

Sold For: $1,560

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1571

Item Year: 1911

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Large-format 1911 World Series program issued for Game 1 in New York. This is one of the scarcest World Series programs from the era and one that has always been highly prized by collectors. Giants owner John T. Brush is pictured on the cover. The interior pages include team photos of the New York Giants and Philadelphia Athletics, as well as individual portrait photos of team and league officials. The preprinted lineups for each club include Doyle, Snodgrass, Merkle, Meyers, and Mathewson for New York, and Collins, Baker, Barry, Oldring, Davis, and Bender for Philadelphia. Neatly scored in pencil to record New York's 2-1 victory in Game 1 (Mathewson and Bender each went the distance). Philadelphia eventually defeated the Giants in six games to capture the club's second consecutive World Championship. The program (9 x 11 inches) displays a few small edge tears and minor creases to the covers. Three of the tears on the front cover have been repaired with tape on the interior. Both covers are detached from the spine, but are present. The majority of the interior pages have detached from the lower staple. In Good condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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