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    The sole comprehensive assembly in the PSA Registry!

    1933-2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Complete Ticket Run (137). It was eighty-four years ago that the tradition was born, the top stars of both Major Leagues gathered for the first time on a single playing field at Comiskey Park, where Babe Ruth fittingly christened the event with the very first Midsummer Classic home run on July 6, 1933. The American League would claim victory in that inaugural edition, going on to win eleven of the next fifteen. But then the pendulum of dominance would swing mightily, with the National League winning all but ten of the next forty-three contests. And then, once again, the Junior Circuit caught fire, claiming victory in twenty-two of the thirty games to come.

    Remarkably, as this text is written just days before the eighty-eighth edition of the Major League All-Star Game, the historical record stands at National League 43 - American League 42, with two tie scores. This 2017 edition will be the first since 2002 in which the result has no bearing upon World Series home field advantage, making it, once again, the most important "meaningless" game in American sports.

    Never before has a comprehensive assembly of tickets, the vast majority of them full and unused, been assembled by a single hobbyist, and the fruits of that enormous labor are presented here, the sole complete run in the PSA Set Registry. For the many who are undoubtedly wondering why there are 137 tickets for eighty-three years of All-Star Game history, we report that tickets from recent years include all Home Run Derby and workout events, and the double games of years 1959 through 1962 are likewise present.

    But, of course, those earliest editions are the greatest challenge to ticket collectors, with several existing in populations no larger than five. The full ticket example of the 1933 inaugural edition is one of the hobby's true Holy Grails, though the untorn 1935 is rarer still. The 1940 Sportsman's Park full ticket is one of just three that exists, and, at VG 3, the finest known. Years 1942 and 1943 are likewise population one, none finer.

    We'll include a full accounting on our website, as well as a link to the PSA Set Registry that delves deeper into the various stat lines of population. Suffice it to say that elite ratings are the consistent rule, with just a single ticket from the count of 137 surpassed in condition by as many as ten other examples. If you believe, as many do, that tickets are destined for a pricing surge similar to that which has propelled low-population trading cards into the stratosphere, this will look like a particularly attractive investment opportunity.


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    All are full tickets unless otherwise noted.

    PSA Gem Mint 10: 10 tickets, 1992, 2004, 2006 Workout/HR Derby, 2008, 2009 Workout/HR Derby, 2010 Workout/HR Derby, 2011 Workout/HR Derby, 2012, 2014 Sunday, 2015 Workout/HR Derby.

    PSA Mint 9: 21 tickets,
    1973, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 Workout/HR Derby, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2007 Workout/HR Derby, 2008 Workout/HR Derby, 2009, 2009 Sunday, 2011, 2011 Sunday, 2012 Workout/HR Derby, 2014, 2015 Sunday, 2016, 2016 Sunday.

    PSA NM-MT 8: 30 tickets,
    1947, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999 Sunday, 2000, 2001, 2001 Sunday, 2003, 2004 Sunday, 2005 Sunday, 2005 Workout/HR Derby, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 Sunday, 2013, 2015, 2016 Workout/HR Derby.

    PSA NM 7: 18 tickets,
    1943, 1960/Kansas City, 1962/Chicago, 1966, 1969, 1975, 1980, 1987, 1990, 1990 Workout/HR Derby, 1995 Workout/HR Derby, 2000 Sunday, 2000 Workout/HR Derby, 2001 Workout/HR Derby, 2002, 2005, 2008 Sunday, 2010 Sunday.

    PSA EX-MT 6: 18 tickets, 1939, 1942, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1970, 1992 Workout/HR Derby, 1994 Workout/HR Derby, 1996 Workout/HR Derby, 1998 Workout/HR Derby, 1999, 2002 Workout/HR Derby, 2003 Sunday, 2003 Workout/HR Derby, 2006 Sunday, 2007 Sunday, 2013 Sunday, 2013 Workout/HR Derby.

    PSA EX 5: 14 tickets, 1944, 1950, 1955, 1957, 1960/New York, 1964, 1972, 1977, 1985 Workout/HR Derby, 1988 Workout/HR Derby, 1989 Workout/HR Derby, 1991 Workout/HR Derby, 1997 Workout/HR Derby, 2004 Workout/HR Derby.

    PSA VG-EX 4: 10 tickets, 1951, 1956, 1958, 1959/Los Angeles, 1959/Pittsburgh, 1963, 1965, 1999 Workout/HR Derby, 2002 Sunday, 2014 Workout/HR Derby.

    PSA VG 3: 4 tickets, 1936/Stub, 1940, 1941, 1961/Boston.

    PSA GD 2: 5 tickets, 1935, 1937/Stub, 1946, 1954, 1984 Workout.

    PSA FR+ 1.5: 1 tickets, 1993 Workout/HR Derby.

    PSA Authentic: 6 tickets, 1933, 1934/Stub, 1938/Stub, 1949, 1961/San Francisco, 1962/Washington.

     



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