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1933-1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Program Run of (70)

Lot Number 647

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Description

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is a sacred mid-summer institution that started in 1933 and so does this complete consecutive 1933-1999 run of all (70) possible MLB ASG program editions for the period. That’s right, complete as in no assembly required, from the inaugural 1933 event with Ruth and Gehrig at Comiskey Park to 1999 at Fenway Park where Ted Williams waved his cap to fans from the pitcher’s mound. This item has a reserve. Estimated value ($10,000-20,000). Detailed description on our website.

This important accumulation is not only incredible in scope but also in condition, with a grade range of (58% EX to NM-MT+, 40% GD to VG-EX, (1) lesser). Of course the earlier editions show the most wear, but generally this major find is appealing throughout and certainly one of the finest such runs available. Relieve yourself of years of hunting and take advantage of this rare opportunity.

 

Please note no game was played in 1945 and two games at different locations were played each year for the years 1959, 1960, 1961 and 1962.

 

The complete list of included programs is as follows:

 

1933 Comiskey Park, Chicago (GD-VG) with a small edge tear, cover is bright and attractive, not scored

 

1934 Polo Grounds, New York (GD) due to album paper residue on front and back and a partial spine split, presents better with bold graphics, scored in pencil

 

1935 Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland (VG) with deference to a 1x2 section of moderate color loss at top from apparent tape removal, strong colors and tight spine, not scored

 

1936 Braves Field, Boston (VG+) with 2” spine split, very attractive, partially scored in pencil

 

1937 Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C. (VG) FDR cover with bright colors and decent gloss, partially scored

 

1938 Crosley Field, Cincinnati (VG) with light staining at top of front and heavy vertical crease on back next to spine, otherwise bright and glossy with solid spine, scored in pencil

 

1939 Yankee Stadium, New York (FR) due to small bits of paper loss on front and significant paper loss across the top of the back, present better with fairly clean front cover, not scored

 

1940 Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis (GD-VG) with a spine splits at top and bottom, pencil notations on front, colors are bold, not scored

 

1941 Briggs Stadium, Detroit (VG-EX) nice gloss and colors, solid spine, trace soiling, not scored

 

1942 Polo Grounds, New York (VG-EX) with deference to light soiling and pencil notations on front, fairly crisp and solid, not scored

 

1943 Shibe Park, Philadelphia (VG-EX) with deference to light vertical compacting fold which is unobtrusive, very bright and glossy with great graphics, scored in pencil

 

1944 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh (VG-EX) vivid with light soiling and a vertical compacting fold at center, tight spine and bright supple pages, scored in pen

 

1945 N/A

 

1946 Fenway Park, Boston (VG) with small unobtrusive pieces of tape on spine, light vertical compacting fold at center, not scored

 

1947 Wrigley Field, Chicago (VG-EX) due to an unobtrusive vertical compacting fold at center, otherwise very bright and attractive with tight spine and handsome colors, pages are bright and crisp, not scored

 

1948 Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis (VG) nice gloss and strong colors, decent spine, small pen notation on front in red ink, great multi-player ad on back cover, not scored

 

1949 Ebbets Field, Brooklyn (GD) spine split most of the way up, small bits of paper loss on the edges, moderate soiling and some fading, pages are in excellent condition, not scored

 

1950 Comiskey Park, Chicago (EX) vivid and broadly appealing with great gloss and tight spine, not scored

 

1951 Briggs Stadium, Detroit (VG-EX) with handsome reflective covers and bold colors/graphics, light vertical compacting fold at center, scored in pencil

 

1952 Shibe Park, Philadelphia (VG) fairly solid with tight spine and light soiling, not scored

 

1953 Crosley Field, Cincinnati (VG) decent gloss, strong colors, scored in pencil

 

1954 Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland (EX) very solid, bright and glossy, light traces of wear with a few small spine cracks, not scored

 

1955 Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee (EX) very appealing with colorful cover, sturdy all around with light age-appropriate wear, discoloring on back cover, not scored

 

1956 Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C. (VG-EX) with minor soiling and a corner crease, presents better with glossy reflective cover, scored in pen

 

1957 Busch Stadium, St. Louis (EX) very solid and appealing with light traces of wear, not scored

 

1958 Memorial Stadium, Baltimore (EX-MT) presents handsomely with just light soiling/wear

 

1959 First Game, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh (EX) bright and appealing with sturdy spine, solid throughout with only minor soiling/wear, unusual pink scorecard recorded in pencil

 

1959 Second Game, Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles (VG-EX) due to multiple small spine cracks, presents better with strong colors and gloss, not scored

 

1960 First Game, Municipal Stadium, Kansas City (VG) with creasing at top front, otherwise appealing, not scored

 

1960 Second Game, Yankee Stadium, New York (VG) with spine splits, great cover graphics, not scored

 

1961 First Game, Candlestick Park, San Francisco (EX) vivid and solid with very clean pages, scored in pen

 

1961 Second Game, Fenway Park, Boston (VG) due to minor staining at bottom, presents much better with classic cover graphics, not scored

 

1962 First Game, D.C. Stadium, Washington D.C. (EX) slick and glossy, solid all around, light soiling and unobtrusive spine cracks, not scored

 

1962 Second Game, Wrigley Field, Chicago (VG-EX) due to light compacting fold, presents much better with dazzling colors, nice gloss and a tight spine, not scored

 

1963 Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland (EX) due to some smalls stains on the cover field area, presents better with very bold colors and graphics, other than the stains very clean throughout with very sturdy spine, not scored

 

1964 Shea Stadium, New York (VG) due to visible spine cracks/wear, a small piece of tape on back cover and tape/stains on the perimeter inside the back cover and adjoining page, front cover and balance of pages are very handsome, not scored

 

1965 Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington (VG-EX) with light staining and moderate spine cracks, presents better with sharp cover photos, not scored

 

1966 Busch Stadium, St. Louis (VG-EX) minor corner loss and crease at bottom right on front, fits the grade otherwise, not scored

 

1967 Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim (VG) fits the grade, not scored

 

1968 Astrodome, Houston (EX) strong for the grade, not scored

 

1969 RFK Stadium, Washington D.C. (EX) soft for the grade, not scored

 

The balance of (30) range (EX to NM-MT+), the 1970 edition is scored in pencil and the 1974 edition is scored in pen, all others are not scored, with:

 

(10) 1970s: 1970 Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati; 1971 Tiger Stadium, Detroit; 1972 Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta; 1973 Royals Stadium, Kansas city; 1974 Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh; 1975 Milwaukee Stadium, Milwaukee; 1976 Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia; 1977 Yankee Stadium, New York; 1978 San Diego Stadium, San Diego; 1979 Kingdome, Seattle

 

(10) 1980s: 1980 Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles; Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland; 1982 Olympic Stadium, Montreal; 1983 Comiskey Park, Chicago; 1984 Candlestick Park, San Francisco; 1985 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis; 1986 Astrodome, Houston; 1987 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland; 1988 Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati; 1989 Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim

 

(10) 1990s: 1990 Wrigley Field, Chicago; 1991 Skydome, Toronto; 1992 Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego; 1993 Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore; 1994 Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh; 1995 The Ballpark, Arlington; 1996 Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia; 1997 Jacobs Field, Cleveland; 1998 Coors Field, Denver; 1999 Fenway Park, Boston

 

Obviously you’ll have to dig deep for this one. Those who read the fine print will get an indication that it’s likely going to take a five-figure bid to capture this valuable collection, so no use in laying back hoping to snare this fantastic run at a price close to the starting point. Just go for it and enjoy the pride of ownership afforded by this spectacular representation of the “Midsummer Classic”.

 

Due to considerable weight this lot will incur a significant shipping fee.



 
 
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