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    1933 Inaugural All-Star Game Programs & Ticket Stub Display. It was the brainchild of Arch Ward, sports editor for the Chicago Tribune, who saw opportunity for an unprecedented showcase of Big League superstars to tempt the legions of tourists visiting the 1933 World's Fair. The contest was intended to be a one-time event, a "Game of the Century" orchestrated for two noble causes--to financially benefit a charity supporting needed and disabled retired players, and to cheer a nation suffering in the grip of the Great Depression.

    An estimated 49,000 came through the Comiskey Park turnstiles on July 6, 1933 to watch Babe Ruth launch what would prove to be the game-winning home run in a four-to-two American League victory. Ruth would also rob Chick Hafey of an eighth inning home run to preserve the lead. Lefty Grove would then retire the National League in order in the ninth to seal the victory.

    The offered display compiles mementos of that historic event, beginning with an official program/scorecard anchoring the left side and an unofficial scorecard (partially scored) at right. At center is a modern print of a photograph of the victorious American League side and a VG ticket stub. All items are mounted in plastic corners, not glued down, and while they have not been examined outside of the frame, they present in strong condition. Framed dimensions are 18x33".


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