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    1923 Yankee Stadium Opening Day Program. September 21, 2008 marked the final appearance of the New York Yankees at the greatest sporting venue in American history, bringing a rather undistinguished end to eighty-five years of history that began the day this program was issued. While the reproductions of this coveted publication, issued at the time of the 1976 Stadium reopening, are fairly commonly encountered, just a scant few have survived from the April 18, 1923 affair that saw the Yankees top the rival Boston Red Sox on the strength of Babe Ruth's three-run homer, the first ever hit at the park. Unscored at center. While this example shows expected cover wear (loose from the binding, tape at spine and some scattered tearing), the interior pages remain in far superior condition, still tightly bound and exhibiting only a vertical center fold to note. One must forgive these condition issues in light of the program's status as one of the most desirable in the baseball collecting hobby, and bid accordingly. Guide Value or Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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