1927 New York Yankees World Series Program - Game 3 - Babe Ruth Hits First Home Run of the Series!

Sold For: $2,040

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1907

Item Year: 1927

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Substantial twenty-page large-format program issued for Game 3 of the 1927 World Series between the Yankees and Pirates at Yankee Stadium. The 1927 World Series program naturally has a very broad collecting appeal and is universally recognized as one of the most desirable of all World Series programs. The cover features large portrait images of each club's respective manager, Miller Huggins and Owen Bush, while the interior pages include photos of league and team officials, as well as portraits of twenty-five members of both the Yankees and Pirates. Published by Harry M. Stevens. The program is neatly scored in black ink for Game 3 of the series and records an 8-1 Yankees victory. The preprinted lineups include Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Combs, and Meusel for New York, and L. Waner, P. Waner, and Traynor for Pittsburgh. Ruth, fittingly, hit the first home run of the Series in Game 3, with his seventh-inning blast duly noted on the score sheet. The Yankees, bolstered by a powerful and legendary lineup, which will forever be known as "Murderers' Row," swept the Pirates in the 1927 World Series, thus cementing their reputation as the greatest team of all time. The program (9.25 x 11 inches) displays a moderate center fold, a partial split along the spine (the covers and all pages remain firmly bound together), and light handling wear. The score and location of the first two games of the series are neatly recorded in black ink along the top border of the front cover. Written below, in larger letters, is the notation "3rd Game." Without reference to the written notations (which give it a true vintage feel), the program is in Excellent condition overall and in a much finer state of preservation than most other examples we have handled. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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