Lot # 86: Withdrawn

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 0 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

Item was in Auction "Summer, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/2/2023 12:00 PM to
8/19/2023 9:00 PM

In 1919, the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Chicago White Sox in the best-of-nine World Series, five games to three. It marked the first World Series championship for Cincy. But all that anybody remembers from that Fall Classic was that eight Chicago ballplayers were found guilty of conspiring to throw the World Series and the “Black Sox” were born. This lot features an Official World Series Redland Field Program from that memorable series. The front cover celebrates the years “1869” and “1919,” the former of which marked the debut of the Cincinnati Red Stockings, professional baseball’s very first team with 10 salaried players. It was also the year the Red Stockings – playing in the National Association of Base Ball (1867 to 1870) – posted a perfect 57-0 record, the only undefeated team in pro baseball history. The 48-page “Official Souvenir Score Card” booklet, which 1919 Reds Manager Pat Moran on the cover, measures 9" wide by 12" high and remains in very good condition with a single strip of aged Scotch tape along the spine. Original price: 25 cents.


PLEASE NOTE: Two omissions from the description of this item.  First, the game is very lightly scored in pencil on the interior scorecard page, which has been detached from its spine.  Second, the description refers to a "single strip of aged Scotch tape along the spine," when indeed, one can see in the scan that there is a piece of clear tape across the cover, repairing a tear.  Based on this, we are uncomfortable with our characterization of this item as being in "very good condition."  The discovery of this omission did not occur until late into the Double Overtime period of the auction, and this late in the process, we believe it would be unfair to bidders to expect them to react to the mischaracterization of this item.  As such, we have elected to withdraw this lot and re-list it in our Fall auction with a more accurate description.

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