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    1916 World Series Program (Boston Red Sox). Early examples of Babe Ruth Red Sox memorabilia have never been in higher demand than now, and when it happens to be ephemera from the back-to-back 1915 and 1916 World Championships, it is all the more precious. This colorful and classically designed scorebook sold for just ten cents nearly a hundred years ago, and featured Red Sox President Joseph Lannin and Manager William Carrigan, as well as Brooklyn Robins (later to become the Dodgers) President Charles Ebbets and Manager Wilbert Robinson on the cover. Perhaps the best part of the booklet is the back cover, which is a full page Red Sox team photograph as part of an advertisement by A. Shuman. The company presented a sweater to each member of the Boston team in recognition for their 1916 season, including a young Babe Ruth pictured in the middle of the first row. This same team photo is again used inside the scorebook, as well as a similar team photograph of the Robins.

    Numerous Hall of Fame names are found in both team photos, with one of the more interesting being Casey Stengel. Then playing outfield for Brooklyn and leading all players in the series with a .364 average, he would later break the hearts of countless Brooklyn fans as he managed the Yankees to seven World Series Championships, four of which came against the Brooklyn Dodgers. This particular scorecard has an extremely light crease through the middle which is nearly impossible to discern, two missing corner chips and natural toning. All of this combines for a technical grade of Very Good to Excellent, but presents much stronger.


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