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    1912 World Series Game One Program (New York Giants). The Boston Red Sox version of the 1912 Fall Classic program seems to surface with some limited degree of regularity, but this model issued in the shadow of Coogan's Bluff is as rare as the proverbial hen's tooth. It was billed as a showdown between the two greatest pitchers of the day, the Giants' Christy Mathewson and the Red Sox' Smoky Joe Wood, who would take the win as John McGraw shocked the hometown crowd by starting rookie Jeff Tesreau rather than the great Matty in the Series opener. "I threw so hard I thought my arm would fly right off my body," Wood told reporters after his four to three victory.

    Like a great deal of Dead Ball Era programs, a vertical center fold line appears, the result of the original owner's habit of halving the dimensions in order to fit the publication into a pants or jacket pocket. A degree of surface and spine wear is also quite typical, but the bright yellow and red graphics continue to impress. Interior scoring pages are filled out in pencil and have come loose from the staples, but remain present and complete. A relic that presents far better than its technical VG grade.

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