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Offered is an important and fascinating ticket collection, featuring ducats from some of baseball’s most significant events over the past ¾ of a century. Virtually all remain in beautifully preserved, minimally EX/MT condition, and they retain crisp graphics and bold, original color, as issued. Includes:
 
1932 World Series Full Proof Ticket (Game 5, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Cubs vs. Yankees) This rare proof ticket dates from the series and ballpark in which Babe Ruth hit his legendary “Called Shot” home run!;
 
1957 World Series Full Ticket (Game 4, Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Braves vs. Yankees) Hall of Famer Warren Spahn wins before the hometown crowd, with home run support by fellow Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews -- Milwaukee is one step closer to winning its only World Series in city history!;
 
Stan Musial’s Final Game Full Ticket (Sept. 29, 1963, St. Louis’ Sportsman’s Park, Cardinals vs. Reds,) Musial’s RBI, 2-for-3 performance in St. Louis’ 3-2 victory over Pete Rose (the man who will ultimately eclipse Musial's NL Career Hits record) and the Cincinnati Reds fittingly closes his brilliant, Hall of Fame career;
 
1966 World Series Ticket Stub (Game 1, Los Angeles, Dodgers vs. Baltimore Orioles) From this Drysdale vs. Drabowsky match up, back-to-back home runs by Orioles Frank Robinson and Brooks Robinson in the top of the first give Baltimore a quick lead which they never relinquish. Sandy Koufax begins the final series ofhis Hall of Fame career, and the Orioles go on to win their first World Championship in franchise history; 
 
1968 World Series Ticket Stub (Game 6, St. Louis, Cardinals vs. Tigers) Detroit’s Denny McLain wins big (13-1) in the final victory of his historic 1968 season! Teammates Al Kaline and Jim Northrup provide home run support;
 
1971 World Series Ticket Stub (Game 3, Pittsburgh, Pirates vs. Orioles) Pittsburgh wins as the Pirates -- with 1971 World Series MVP Roberto Clemente -- begin their successful comeback in Clemente’s final World Series!;
 
1983 All-Star Old Timer’s Day and All-Star Game Full Ticket and Stub (July 5th & 6th, 1983, Chicago’s Comiskey Park) The largest gathering of Hall of Famers ever assembled converges to celebrate the All–Star Game’s 50th Anniversary. The celebration and game were held in Chicago’s Comiskey Park, the same ballpark that hosted the inaugural 1933 event. Included in the gathering were over 80 former All-Star participants, and a number of these were members of the original 1933 line-ups;  
 
Steve Carlton’s 300th Victory Ticket Stub (September 23, 1983, St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, Cardinals vs. Phillies) Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton wins his 300th game -- fittingly, against the team with which he spent his first seven years in the majors, the St. Louis Cardinals. In an impressive 6-2 performance against the defending World Champions, Carlton limits the Cards to just 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th, and provides some offense himself by collecting an RBI base hit;  
 
Cal Ripken’s First Post-Season Game Full Ticket (1983 American League Championship Series, Game 1, Orioles vs. White Sox) In only his second full season as a Baltimore Oriole, 23-year-old 1983 AL MVP Cal Ripken plays his first Major League post-season game;
 
Cal Ripken/Baltimore Orioles Win 1983 World Series Full Ticket (Game 5, Orioles vs. Phillies) Baltimore wins its third World Championship in 1983 AL MVP Cal Ripken’s only trip to the Fall Classic;
 
Pete Rose Ties and Breaks Ty Cobb’s Hits Record - Full Ticket (September 8, 1985, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Cubs vs. Reds). What was for several years considered to be the game in which Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb’s career record of 4,191 hits is now recognized as the game in which Rose tied and passed the legendary Cobb. After additional research, Ty Cobb’s record now stands at 4,190 hits;
 
Roger Clemens Strikes Out 20 Batters In Single Game - Full Ticket (April 29, 1986, Seattle’s Kingdome, Mariners vs. Red Sox) The 23-year-old 1986 AL Cy Young winner (his first of a record 7 Cy Young Awards), Roger Clemens comes back from shoulder surgery to collects 20K’s in a single game, giving baseball fans a glimpse of things to come!;
 
First Night Game at Wrigley Field - Full Ticket (August 9, 1988, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Cubs vs. Phillies) The first official night game is played at Wrigley Field, the legendary and long-standing, day-baseball-holdout of the major leagues!;
 
Randy Johnson’s First No-Hitter Ticket Stub (June 2, 1990, Seattle, Mariners vs. Tigers) Randy Johnson faces the minimum 27 batters while collecting the first No-Hitter of his Hall of Fame-caliber career;

Cal Ripken Most Consecutive Games Played World Record - Full Ticket (June 14, 1996, Kansas City, Royals vs. Orioles) The Orioles’ Cal Ripken, Jr. eclipses Sachio Kinugasa of Japan for title holder to the world record in consecutive games played (2,216 games). Fittingly, Baltimore defeats their Kansas City opponent 6-1;

Paul Molitor’s 3,000th Career Hit - Full Ticket (September 16, 1996, Kansas City, Royals vs. Twins) Hall of Famer Paul Molitor collects his 3,000th career hit;
 
Sammy Sosa Breaks Single Season Home Run Record - Full Ticket (September 25, 1998, Houston Astrodome, Astros vs. Cubs) Sammy Sosa passes Mark McGwire by collecting his 66th homer of 1998, temporarily setting the new major league season home run record. This proved to be Sosa’s final round-tripper from this historic season;
 
Mark McGwire Breaks Single Season Home Run Record – Full Ticket (September 20, 1998, Milwaukee, Brewers vs. Cardinals)  Mark McGwire collects record-setting home runs #65 & “65 ½” (a controversial shot officially ruled a double in the 5th inning) as he nears the close to the legendary 1998 season.
  
Ryne Sandberg and Harry Caray Final Home Game - Full Ticket (September 21, 1997, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Cubs vs. Phillies) This now-historic contest unexpectedly proves to be Ryne Sandberg's and Harry Caray’s final home game, and also represents the last time Harry would sing his classic “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.” (PSA GEM MT 10).

1930s-1990s Historic Tickets and Ticket Stubs Collection (19 Different) 1930s-1990s Historic Tickets and Ticket Stubs Collection (19 Different) 1930s-1990s Historic Tickets and Ticket Stubs Collection (19 Different) 1930s-1990s Historic Tickets and Ticket Stubs Collection (19 Different)
1930s-1990s Historic Tickets and Ticket Stubs Collection (19 Different) 1930s-1990s Historic Tickets and Ticket Stubs Collection (19 Different)
1930s-1990s Historic Tickets and Ticket Stubs Collection (19 Different)
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium): $840
Number of Bids: 20
Auction closed on: 6/25/2009