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In the throes of a “curse” cast upon the ill-advised sale of Babe Ruth, the Boston Red Sox toiled for 28 long years between World Series appearances, and then waited an additional 58 years before finally winning a Fall Classic! This program and ticket stub were issued at St. Louis’ Sportsman’s Park for the decisive Game 7 of the 1946 World Series. A precursor to October agony to follow, that 1946 finale was marked by a near-miss whose nature defined the Red Sox in 1967, 1975, 1978, 1986 and 2003. Includes:
Program: a 32-page guide with covers/pages completely intact and secured by original staples. The scoring grids feature pre-printed lineups and were marked in pencil to document a tense battle won by the Cards as Enos Slaughter raced all the way from first base of Harry Walker’s two-out eighth-inning double to provide the 4-3 margin of triumph. In the top of the ninth, Boston’s Rudy York and Bobby Doerr ripped back-to-back singles to start the inning, but proceeded to advance pinch-runner Paul Campbell to third and left him stranded there. The program shows a vertical compacting fold common to publications of that era. Overall, the Fall Classic relic presents nicely.
Ticket Stub: encapsulated and graded “Authentic” by PSA, this “Reserved Seat” voucher features printed seating/event details and the facsimile signature of Cardinals president Sam Breadon. The item appears to be crease-free with vibrant colors. The overall presentation is much nicer than the technical assessment suggests.