1939-41 Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day Tickets and Guides Run 
Lot Number 360
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2007 10:00:00 
Bid Open: 400.00  Bid Ends: 10/17/2007 23:30:00 
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Description

Correlating to the first three years that Hall of Famer Leo Durocher headed the squad, the offered collection features Brooklyn Dodgers opening day tickets and media guides for the 1939, 1940 and 1941 campaigns. The most interesting aspect of the lot is that each of the opening day tickets are die-cuts with superb appearances. The 1939 example is shaped like a baseball and features a team schedule on the reverse. Despite creasing and a missing rain check, the ticket, which has survived well with no obtrusive tears or stains and completely legible text, measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter. The 1940 example is shaped like a glove and remains complete with the rain check. A light crease and fold are present on the rain check, while the upper portion of the ticket remains in EX-MT or better condition, measuring 4x3. The final example hails from 1941 and is shaped as a catcher. While a light crease is present and the rain check is detached but included, the ticket looks surprisingly clean with no extraneous tears or stains present, 2-1/2x5. The media guides are each complete and correspond to the years of the tickets, with the 1939 and 1940 examples grading EX and VG-EX respectively. Due to writing-removal on the cover of the 1940 example, it will grade lesser. Nonetheless, a stunning collection of opening day tickets and media guides to one of the most legendary parks that the Major Leagues have ever seen. 
 
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