From its humble beginnings as newspaperman Arch Ward's brainchild for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, the MLB All-Star Game has thrilled and dazzled countless baseball fans—and inspired all other sports to showcase their own cavalcade-of-stars events. Babe's inaugural All-Star HR, Hubbell's 5 straight HOFer strikeouts, Williams' and Musial's walk-offs, Jackson's mammoth blast, Lynn's grand slam—these and so many other timeless moments have defined the venerable "Midsummer Classic" for over 80 years.
In our hobby, from a collecting standpoint, the All-Star Game has been defined above all by its popular tickets and programs. Thus, it is with pride that Huggins & Scott presents what is, to our knowledge, the largest, most complete run of All-Star tickets and programs ever to reach the auction block. Naturally, there is tremendous breakdown value here, but there is also the unique opportunity for an enterprising bidder to amass in one fell swoop the kind of ambitious collecting quest that would otherwise take considerable blood, sweat and tears to acquire individually—ticket by ticket, program by program. To the victor go the spoils!
Headlined by scarcities such as 1933, 1934 (extremely rare), 1937, 1942, 1946 and 1949, this master set features mostly full stubs, with a handful of stubs in the early years and mostly full tickets in the recent years. Many have much nicer display appearances than their strictly assessed technical grades.
Includes: 1933-1951 (Each Encapsulated "AUTHENTIC" by SGC) - 1933 Full Stub (VG); 1934 Stub (GD); 1935 Large Stub (EX-MT); 1936 Full Stub (VG-EX); 1937 Stub (VG); 1938 Stub (GD/VG); 1939 Stub (VG); 1940 Stub (VG); 1941 Full Stub (EX); 1942 Stub (EX); 1943 Full Stub (VG-EX); 1944 Full Stub (EX); 1946 Full Stub (VG w/staple mark); 1947 Full Stub (EX); 1948 Full Stub (EX); 1949 Full Stub (VG-EX); 1950 Full Stub (GD); 1951 Full Stub (GD/VG). 1952-1969 (Full Stub Unless Noted) - 1952 (GD); 1953 Large Stub (GD); 1954 (VG); 1955 (VG); 1956 (VG); 1957 (GD); 1958 (EX-MT); 1959 Pitt. (EX); 1959 L.A. (VG-EX); 1960 K.C. (GD/VG w/staple mark); 1960 N.Y. (VG w/staple mark); 1961 S.F. (EX); 1961 Bost. (VG-EX); 1962 Wash. (GD); 1962 Chi. (VG); 1963 (EX); 1964 (VG); 1965 (VG-EX); 1966 (VG-EX); 1967 (GD/VG); 1968 (EX); 1969 (VG). 1970-1979 - Full stubs averaging EX/EX-MT. 1980-1994 - Full stubs averaging EX-MT/NM. 1995-2014 - Full tickets (with the exception of 1998 and 1999 full stubs) averaging NM.
This item has a reserve (estimated value $17,500 - 25,000).