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    1932 & 1936 World Series Ticket Stubs Lot of 4 from The Joe Carr Find. Ticket stubs from Babe Ruth's last World Series and Joe DiMaggio's first. 1932 World Series: In Game 1, Ruffing wins as Gehrig homers; In Game 2, Gomez wins and Ruth plays his last series game at Yankee Stadium. 1936 World Series: In Game 2 at the Polo Grounds, the Bombers score eighteen and win by fourteen; In Game 4 at Yankee Stadium Gehrig homers in New York win. Backs show wear and paper damage from where they were removed from an album but fronts are nice EX-MT.

    The Joe Carr Find

    Though his name may be unfamiliar to all but the true football historians, arguably no figure was more essential in raising the National Football League from its vulnerable infancy to commercial viability than the man whose personal collection is listed on the following pages. At a time when the college game was the only game that mattered, Joe Carr fought and won a seemingly unwinnable war to legitimize the pay-for-play gridiron. Though Jim Thorpe owns the distinction of the first president of the National Football League, the iconic Hall of Famer was little more than a figurehead. It was Carr whose generalship moved the needle from amateur to professional dominance.

    Remarkably, this special archive narrowly averted oblivion less than a year ago when our consignor spotted a large quantity of documents being loaded into a dumpster. We can see, in the lots that follow, what a great loss that would have been to the physical history of the early professional game. This offering represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the cultured football collector.


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