1914 World Series Scorecard - "Miracle Braves" vs. Athletics

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1594

Item Year: 1914

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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In 1914 the "Miracle Braves" completed one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history when they swept the heavily favored Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series. Offered here is a scarce souvenir commemorating that most unlikely of World Championships: an unofficial 1914 World Series scorecard issued by the Philadelphia Press newspaper. The reverse of the fold-over scorecard features portrait images of the paper's "Big Four" World Series correspondents (Frank Baker, Johnny Evers, Christy Mathewson, and Grover Alexander), each of whom "will write on the World's Series exclusively for 'THE PRESS.'" The preprinted lineups include Collins, Baker, and Plank for Philadelphia, and Evers, Maranville, and James for Boston. Neatly scored in pencil for Game 2, recording a 1-0 Boston win. This is a rare World Series scorecard and only the second example we have offered. The scorecard (6.75 x 5.25 inches, folded) displays a small slit at the base of the spine and a tiny pencil notation ("35.00") written on the front cover in the upper right hand corner. In Excellent condition overall.

Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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