In the wake of Babe Ruth’s popularity and resultant attendance swing at the Polo Grounds, the New York Yankees were no longer welcome tenants. Christening their own venue in 1923, the Bronx Bombers disposed of their former “housemates” to secure their first Fall Classic title. Issued during that showdown, these (4) ticket stubs include a Game 1 voucher for the first ever World Series game at Yankee Stadium. Also included are stubs from Game 2 (Polo Grounds); Game 3 (Yankee Stadium) and Game 6 (Polo Grounds, Yankees first-ever clincher). The ticket present at the (VG-EX) plateau with clean obverses featuring printed seating/event details. There are vintage handwritten dates on the backs and very minor reverse paper loss on Games 1 and 2.
In the realm of World Series tickets, this is an incredible find of scarce survivors. While October baseball and the Bronx went on to become synonymous (the “House That Ruth Built” was to host a total of 94 World Series contests, far more than any other edifice), these represent the origin. With the facsimile signatures of owners Jacob Ruppert and Charles Stoneham, these October relics bring to mind the birth of a dynasty (not to mention a rivalry) whose mystique hasn’t waned to this day.