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Encapsulated and assessed “Authentic” by PSA. Aside from its many sub-topics, it’s often overlooked that the 1919 World Series was a best-of-nine affair. By their nefarious designs, the White Sox lost four of the first five games in that Series and, by the normal history of October competition, Cincinnati would have been declared World Champions after Game 5 that year. Game 5 featured Cincinnati’s Hod Eller against the conspiring Lefty Williams. Both pitchers performed splendidly until the Reds batted in the sixth inning. Chicago leftfielder Hap Felsch chose this inning to blunder capitally as Cincinnati scored four runs – more than enough for victory. Surviving from the infamous Game 5 of that Series is this ticket stub – deemed “Authentic” by PSA. The ducat is in considerably reduced condition as, contemporaneously, transparent tape was applied on the front and on the reverse. On the reverse, there appear notes, overwritten on the tape, to the effect of naming the ticket’s donor along with notations regarding the Series contestants. Most compelling, however, is the inscription overwritten on the tape applied to the front – “crooked games.” And for those needing a refresher, Cincinnati won the 1919 World Series, with a body of talent quite eclipsed by that of the Chicagos.
1919 World Series Ticket Stub for Game 5 (Comiskey Park) - PSA Authentic
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