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1911 World Series Game 1 Polo Grounds Program Mathewson vs Bender

Lot Number 218

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Before "Bruhh Stadium" was known as "The Polo Grounds," Manhattan had but one contender as this program was issued in Harlem for the opener of the 1911 Fall Classic. The 12–page guide features team and composite photos of the participants, as well as pre-printed lineups with scoring grids marked in pencil to document a 2-1 Giants triumph. With covers and thick stock pages secure throughout, this is among the better survivors you’ll find! Nearly indiscernible, a vertical compacting crease is a common flaw on guides of this era. Among the advertisements is one for Jacob Ruppert’s “Knickerbocker” Beer. Ruppert, of course, later purchased the Yankees and began the winningest dynasty in American sports, drawing the ire of Giants ownership to prompt an eviction from the Polo Grounds and force the creation of Yankee Stadium. This item has a reserve (estimated value: $1000-$2500).

Also of note during that series was six days of rain between Games 3 and 4, the longest World Series hiatus until the 1989 series between the same two franchises. Additionally, this game featured starters Christy Mathewson and Chief Bender, with Mathewson winning via complete game.

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