Handsome quality and big game status mark this pair of vintage World Series programs as valuable treasures. Linked by New York Yankees appearances, these quality keepsakes hail from the 1939 and 1942 Fall Classics. The "Bombers" won the '39 Series handily, sweeping the Cincinnati Reds, but fell to a talented and determined St. Louis Cardinals club in '42. This loss was the only one suffered by legend Joe DiMaggio in his ten trips to baseball's main event.
The 1939 Yankee Stadium issued program is solid and attractive with a tight spine and shows overall EX detail with deference to a diagonal fold crease on the back cover. The 1942 program is also a Yankee Stadium version that makes an impressive appearance with bold graphics and a tight spine, however a small edge tear forces a (VG-EX) rating, otherwise it presents a grade better. Also present is a 1939 Yankee Stadium Press Box reservation envelope (GD-VG) made out to "Ben Greenstein" of the "Wilmington News Journal". This envelope contains a Baseball Writers Association press welcome letter dated "10/3/39" (EX) with deference to period compacting folds.