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Lot # 1209 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1919 World Series Ticket Game 1 at Cincinnati

Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $2,643.75

Rare full ticket to Game 1 of the historic 1919 World Series between the White Sox and Reds, held at Redland Field, Cincinnati, on October 1st. It was in Game 1 that the Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Eddie Cicotte intentionally hit the first batter he faced, thereby signaling the gambling community that the “fix” was on. The “Black Sox” lost Game 1 by a score of 9-1, and the crooked actions of the now infamous “eight men out” (Cicotte, Joe Jackson, Swede Risberg, Chick Gandil, Buck Weaver, Hap Felsch, and Fred McMullin) allowed the Reds to win the Series in eight games. The 1919 World Series is still the most famous and talked about World Series in baseball history. This is an extremely rare World Series ticket with a historical significance and universal appeal that transcends ticket collecting. The ticket has a small corner chip in the lower left, general wear, creasing, and remnants on the reverse, including a few areas of paper loss, from having once been stored and later removed from an album. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $2,643.75

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