Baseball's two most successful franchises squared off in the 1926 World Series, with the senior circuit St. Louis Cardinals outlasting the AL's mighty New York Yankees through seven tough games. Including umpires Klem and O'Day, this talent rich "Fall Classic" featured an incredible total of fifteen HOF participants. The Cardinals contingent of Alexander, Bottomley, Hafey, Haines, Hornsby and Southworth proved too much for Yankees manager Huggins and immortals Ruth, Gehrig, Combes, Lazzeri, Hoyt and Pennock, who took comfort in their many other triumphs.
Publication pursuers take comfort with this 1926 St. Louis Cardinals version World Series program. Though absent of the front cover, this affordable example remains appealing with supple white pages, an amazing selection of photographs a scorecard section that reads like a Hall of Fame ballot. The back cover of this super rare program is included but detached and the only signs of wear are typical small cracks and light creases radiating from the spine, which otherwise is tight and solid. Worthy of purchase for its photos alone, this tough edition fills an important place on the roster of World Series programs.