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1936 All-Star Game Program, Ticket Stub, and Souvenir Bat with Pennant
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $928.00
Program, ticket stub, and souvenir bat with pennant from the 1936 All-Star Game held at Braves Field in Boston on July 7th. The eight-page program is similar in design to a regular 1936 Boston Braves program, with the interior scorecard listing the starting lineups for both All Star clubs including stars such as Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Bill Dickey, Goose Goslin, Charlie Gehringer, Earl Averill, Mel Ott, Arky Vaughan, Billy Herman, and Gabby Hartnett. The 1936 All-Star Game marked the National League's first win in the annual series, and was also the first game to feature a rookie in the lineup. That rookie was Joe DiMaggio, who is still the only player in history to be selected to the All-Star team in every season of his career. Interestingly, DiMaggio's uniform number is listed as number "9" in the scorecard and Crosetti's is listed as number "5." DiMaggio wore number nine during his rookie season and then switched to number five the following year. 1936 is a particularly rare All-Star program, especially in high grade. The program (6.5 x 10 inches) is an exceptional example, perfectly flat with no tears, displaying only a few very light, white surface marks on the front cover (barely noticeable and mentioned merely for the sake of accuracy); it is otherwise in exceptional Near Mint condition. Accompanying the program is a ticket stub (5 x 2.5 inches) from the game featuring portraits of Landis, Frick, and Harridge on the front. The ticket displays a small area of surface paper loss on the reverse (resulting from when the retained stub was torn) and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. The last item in this collection is a souvenir mini bat (14 inches in length) and attached blue felt pennant (8.5 inches in length). We believe this was probably a concession stand souvenir from the 1936 All-Star Game as it was originally obtained by the consignor together with the program and stub. The pennant is lettered "All-Star Game - National League - American League" and the bat bears a center brand label that reads "Big League Bat - Newton & Thompson MF'G Co. - Brandon, VT." Excellent condition overall. Total 3 items. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $928.00
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