Lot # 102: 1932 World Series Game 3 Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees Ticket Stub - Babe Ruth's "Called Shot"

Category: Baseball Tickets

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 53 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2022 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/16/2022 9:00 PM to
4/2/2022 9:00 PM

Did he, or didn't he?  It may be the most frequent topic of debate in all of baseball history.  It may be the most famous home run the game has ever seen.  It happened in the fifth inning of a hotly-contested World Series, the 1932 Series between the Yankees and the Cubs.  The game tied at 4, both teams jockeying one another relentlessly, the crowd noise reaching unbearable levels.  Babe Ruth steps out of the box with an 0-2 count, yells at pitcher Charlie Root and points vaguely to center field.  On the next pitch, he smacks a two-run home run (his second home run of the game), ostensibly to the same area he had just pointed.  It was the stuff of legend.  

Attractive ticket stub from one of the most famous games ever played, with exceptional eye appeal, an upper grandstand ticket that was most certainly in attendance at the game.  Light wear is evident, including some mild paper loss on the reverse at the perforation.  If you are beginning a collection of tickets, this is a great place to start.

As for the game - what do we think?  This is baseball.  Baseball is about Roy Hobbs, it's about Nuke LaLoosh, it's about the "Luckiest Man" speech, Derek Jeter blasting a home run for his 3,000th hit, Yogi jumping into Don Larsen's arms, Bobby Thomson and Bucky Dent and Bill Mazeroski swatting improbable home runs, Moonlight Graham playing catch with Shoeless Joe.  Of course he called his shot!

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ADJUSTMENT TO THE DESCRIPTION: In reviewing this lot in comparison with the scans, we feel our initial description of "light wear" is not as accurate as we would like it to be, and thus are making an amendment in case the wear is not visible in the scans.  This ticket does exhibit wrinkling, visible on the reverse but also passing through to the front.  It is most noticeable on the reverse as a vertical wrinkle from the top to the bottom of the stub near the back of the bear "catcher," and also a horizontal wrinkle beginning on the left edge and extending to the shoulder of the batting bear.  

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