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    1908 World Series Program (Chicago). Just the third example of this monumentally scarce program we've ever handled, the first having realized a final price of $41,825 in our April 2009 Signature Auction, and the second $38,838 in November 2010. While those were, admittedly, impressive results, they're hardly inexplicable. Remember, this is the last Chicago Cubs World Series victory, and the franchise has picked up quite a few fans over the past century of Championship drought. One would estimate that no more than a dozen surviving examples are available to tempt those legions of fans.

    Appreciating considerably from its original ten cent price tag, this sixteen-page relic is a masterpiece of Dead Ball Era design, with marvelous photographic portraits of legends like Tinker, Evers and "Three Finger" Brown nestled within. The center scorecard is scored in pencil for Game Two, claimed by the Cubs with a six-run eighth following seven tense, scoreless frames. General handling wear is evident, with a vertical and horizontal center fold, but the program remains tightly bound and very structurally sound, certainly far superior in condition to the vast majority of softcover publications past their centennial.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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