Lot # 1: The “Holy Grail” of All Baseball Publications – A Game #1 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Boston Americans World Series Huntington Grounds Program – Fully Scored w/Deacon Phillippe beating Cy Young 7-3!

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $25,000.00

Bids: 32 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM



(LOT 1)
The "Holy Grail" of All Baseball Publications – A Game #1 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Boston Americans World Series Huntington Grounds Program – Fully Scored w/Deacon Phillippe beating Cy Young 7-3!

WORLD SERIES FIRST!!! The advent of the highly touted World Series event dates back some 119 years to 1903, when the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Americans owners (Barney Dreyfus and Henry Killilea, respectively) agreed to have their pennant-winning clubs meet in a "best of nine games" contest in October to ultimately decide who would be crowned the "true" World's Champion. Largely supporting this new idea was American League founder and President Ban Johnson who started the Junior Circuit in 1901, and was clear bent on proving to the baseball community that his newly established American League was as formidable as the Senior Circuit. Arguably considered the most significant occurrence in MLB history, this inaugural Fall Classic set the tone for a sport that would ultimately be dubbed America's National Pastime. Its unparalleled historical standing stems from the fact it was the first of a soon to be traditional ending to every baseball campaign, and the hobby has tagged any of the few remaining World Series programs from that inaugural Series as the undisputed Holy Grails of all baseball publications.

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MIN BID $25,000
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