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Lot # 885 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1915 "Trans-Continental Tour" Program (Ruth)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $705.00

Thirty-two-page program from the 1915 "Trans-Continental Tour" of the American and National League baseball stars. We believe this tour was organized to capitalize on the great fanfare of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco and the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego. This program has great significance as a rare relic of an early baseball tour and also because it includes a team photo of the 1915 World Champion Boston Red Sox featuring Babe Ruth in his first full season in the Major Leagues. Among the highlights in the program are photos and short biographies of the twenty-two players on the tour, including Johnny Evers, Max Carey, and Wally Schang, Jake Daubert, and Heinie Groh. The program also provides a brief history of baseball, as well as an account (both in words and pictures) of the 1913/1914 World Tour. The front cover has some very light soiling and there are a few minor tears and creases along the back cover, and some very slight separation along the extreme upper and lower portion of the spine, but the cover and all of the pages remain firmly attached. The program is perfectly flat and is an exceptional example. The name of a former owner is stamped on the first page. The two interior score sheets have not been scored. In Very Good condition. 6.75 x 10 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $705.00


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