1912 Boston Red Sox (vs Giants) World Series Program

Sold For: $1,560

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1579

Item Year: 1912

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Boston Red Sox program issued for the 1912 World Series against the New York Giants. The 1912 Boston Red Sox World Series program has always been noted for its substantial design. Featured within its thirty-six pages are individual photos and short biographies of twenty-two Boston team members and front-office executives, including Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, Joe Wood, player/manager Jake Stahl, Duffy Lewis, Bill Carrigan, and Hugh Bedient. The preprinted lineups include Mathewson, Doyle, Snodgrass, and Merkle for New York, and Hooper, Yerkes, Speaker, Lewis, and Wood for Boston. The program has not been scored, but there are a number of pencil notations on the Boston score page. Boston eventually defeated New York in eight games (one game ended in a tie) in what is still regarded as one of the most exciting World Series ever played. Boston's victory marked the first of four World Championships for the club during the seven-year span 1912 through 1918, including consecutive World Titles in 1915 and 1916. The program (10 x 7 inches) displays moderate-to-heavy staining on both covers, which also affects, to a lesser degree, a number of the interior pages. The top binding staple is missing, resulting in partial detachment of the covers along the spine. In Good condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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