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    1956 World Series Game Five Full Tickets Lot of 2, SGC Authentic--Don Larsen Perfect Game. Twenty-seven up, twenty-seven down. And this was no push-over of an opposing batting line-up, but rather the perpetual National League Champs, packed to the brim with future Hall of Famers: Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella. With the Series tied at two games each, Larsen understood he was just about the last man the Bronx crowd wanted to see on the mound in that crucial fifth game, having surrendered a six-run lead in just 1.2 innings of Game Two action just three days earlier, walking four Dodgers during the brief but painful debacle. But "redemption" is far too weak a term for what the lanky right-hander earned for this return to the mound. The proper word is "immortality."

    It took only ninety-seven pitches to complete his three flawless passes through the Brooklyn line-up, and only the great Pee Wee Reese was able to work him to a three-ball count. A called third strike on dangerous pinch hitter Dale Mitchell to end the game sent the Yankee Stadium crowd into pandemonium, and the image of Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra leaping into Larsen's arms remains one of the most indelible images in baseball history.

    Presented is a pair of tickets once belonging to a fan who must have been filled with regret at his failure to report to the Stadium. He made his second mistake by trimming the edges of each, as single full tickets approach $10,000 in original condition. We'll consider the glass half-full though, as the alterations make the tickets available to a wider range of collecting budgets. Each is individually encapsulated "Authentic" by SGC.


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