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1933 All-Star Game Program (Inaugural Game)
Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $2,115.00
Official program from the first Major League All-Star Game held on July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, in exceptionally high-grade condition for this easily damaged classic program. The fold-over scorecard pictures White Sox president J. Louis Comiskey on the cover, while the preprinted scorecard on the interior features the starting lineups for both teams, including Ruth and Gehrig for the American League and Paul Waner and Bill Terry for the National League. The 1933 All-Star Game featured what many consider to have been the greatest assembly of baseball talent to ever take the field in a single game. Seventeen future Hall of Famers made appearances in the game, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Frank Frisch, Chuck Klein, Chick Hafey, Bill Terry, Paul Waner, Pie Traynor, Gabby Hartnett, and Carl Hubbell. Connie Mack and John McGraw served as managers for their respective leagues. Babe Ruth hit the first homer in All-Star game history. Frisch provided the NL offense, with a two-run homer in the sixth inning, but the combined talents of Lefty Gomez and Babe Ruth allowed the American League to prevail, 4-2. The program has been neatly scored in pencil and makes note of all of the substitutions made in the game. The program remains in outstanding condition given its age and fragile nature. Aside from an extremely light centerfold (visible only upon close inspection) and a few minor surface wrinkles (mainly along the spine and corner areas) the program appears much as it did when it first came off the presses. Excellent condition overall. There are reproductions of this important program. This, of course, is an original, and for this important program is a particularly high-grade example. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,115.00
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