1925 Washington Senators World Series Program (vs. Pittsburgh)

Sold For: $420

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1650

Item Year: 1925

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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1925 World Series program issued by the Washington Senators for a game against the National League Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. The program, produced by National Photo Company of Washington, D.C., was a particularly ambitious effort and is comprised of 64 sepia-toned pages packed with literally hundreds of photos. Large portrait images of managers Bucky Harris and Bill McKechnie are featured on the cover. Oddly, the center scoring section has affixed score sheets for the Senators and New York Giants. The game is scored in pencil and records a 3-0 Giants victory. Joe Bush is listed as the starting pitcher for Washington and Jimmy Ring as one of the pitchers for the Giants. Both of those players only played for their respective clubs in 1926. Given that information, it appears that the Senators utilized extra copies of the 1925 World Series program for exhibition games the following spring, of which this is one. 1925 Washington Senators World Series programs are one of the most condition-sensitive of all early World Series programs. Unfortunately, they are rarely found in high-grade due to the very thin, easily damaged quality of its interior pages. The offered program (8 x 10.5 inches) is no exception and displays a partial split along the spine, a number of detached interior pages, and a few page tears. While technically in Good condition, both covers are free of any significant flaws and it presents as Excellent in its overall appearance. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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