Classic October 2008
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Cohabitants no longer, the New York Yankees and New York Giants set camps in the Bronx and Harlem, respectively, in 1923. Squaring off for the third consecutive October that year, the rivals did battle at two separate venues. While the Yankees' first-ever Fall Classic title was headline news at the moment, such achievements have since become commonplace at the "House that Ruth Built," as the championship total has grown to 26. Here offered is a program issued at Game 4 of that historically significant World Series. Originally purchased at the Polo Grounds by one of the 46,302 spectators on October 13, 1923, this 20-page guide features black-and-white likenesses of the combatants and, at the center pages, scoring grids with pre-printed lineups. These were marked in pencil that day to detail an 8-4 Yankee victory. The front cover showcases cameo likenesses of skippers John McGraw and Miller Huggins and, save for the printed calendar year, represents the exact same design used for both the 1921 and 1922 program covers. Technically, the item shows Fair to Good quality, as the front and back covers have become separated. Visually, however, the program appears much nicer. All pages are intact and there is a slight vertical crease from a compacting fold.
1923 World Series Program at Yankees - Yankees First World Championship!
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