Lot # 162: 1954 World Series Game 1 Polo Grounds New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians Ticket Proof - "The Catch"

Category: Baseball Tickets

Starting Bid: $100.00

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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

Attractive proof ticket from Game 1 of the 1954 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and New York Giants.  The Indians were overwhelming favorites to win, with a 111-43 record.  In the eighth inning of a 2-2 game, Willie Mays made a beautiful catch to rob Vic Wertz of an extra-base hit that surely would've plated two runners, and instead turned into a double play.  Dusty Rhodes hit his legendary three run walk-off home run as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 10th inning.  "The Catch" went on to be one of the most memorable plays in World Series history.  Ticket grade FAIR with staining around all edges, and fading to the blue color.  A very strong ticket.

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