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    1989 World Series Game Four Used Bases and Home Plate from Candlestick Park. The Battle by the Bay seemed the perfect nickname for the Fall Classic showdown between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's, but a massive seismic jolt moments before the start of Game Three immortalized it instead as "The Earthquake Series." The widespread devastation resulted in a ten-day delay before the Series was resumed, but Games Three and Four would end exactly as the first two had, with the Athletics on top.

    Presented are the three bases and home plate that were on the field as the A's flooded the diamond in victorious jubilation, having swept a World Series that ranks with the most memorable in the tradition's long history. Remarkably, our consignor came into possession of this full set when a now-defunct local sports television station called "SportsChannel" ran a raffle. The business card of the Marketing manager appears on the back of the framed home plate.

    That home plate bears the signatures from both teams, though it is a mixture of genuine and secretarial autographs. A plaque in the fame beneath the plate reads, "1989 Bay Bridge Tour, World Series Game 4, Presented by SportsChannel." The bases have handwritten notations on bottom likewise attributing them to the clinching game. All show solid game wear. To our best knowledge, this is the only full set of bases and home plate from any World Series game ever to appear on the hobby's auction block. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
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