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    The highest-graded representation of the Championship clincher

    1927 World Series Game Four Full Ticket, PSA VG-EX 4. "We won the World Series before it even got started," Babe Ruth explained. "The Pirates were the other club, and the first two games were scheduled for Forbes Field. Naturally we showed up a day early and worked out in the strange park. We really put on a show. Lou and I banged ball after ball into the right field stands, and I finally knocked one out of the park in right center. Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri kept hammering balls into the left field seats. One by one, the Pirates got up and left the park. Some of them were shaking their heads when we last saw them."

    Not a single Pirate had reached the double-digit mark for home runs during the 1927 regular season, and the entire team output for the year stood at fifty-four, six fewer than Ruth's record-setting tally for the greatest season in both his career and the history of the franchise he had come to personify. A four-game Fall Classic sweep seemed inevitable, and, ultimately, it was.

    Presented is one of just two known full tickets for the final game of the 1927 Yankees season, a contest that ended with Earle Combs dashing across home plate on a wild pitch from Pirates right-hander Johnny Miljus in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with the franchise's second World Championship. Ruth contributed three of the Yankees' four runs this day with an RBI single in the first and a two-run blast in the fifth. It would be the very first World Championship celebrated at the House that Ruth Built, the 1923 finale having been contested just across the river at the Polo Grounds.

    We stress that this is the superior example of the two known Game Four full tickets, the other slabbed in an "Authentic" holder. The balance of the 1927 World Series full ticket population brings the total tally to just four, with neither of the other two examples superior to this offering either. Typical edge and corner wear is evident here, with a few lines of adhesive on verso solving the riddle of its survival, decades of storage in a fan's scrapbook. In short, this is the finest and most significant 1927 World Series ticket that exists. Encapsulated by PSA, VG-EX 4.








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