Witness the transition in Philadelphia baseball venues with this group of closing and opening day souvenirs. The date 10/1/70 saw the closing of venerable Connie Mack Stadium (nee Shibe Park), making way for the opening of Veterans Stadium on 4/4/71. This move paved the way for the first period of extended success for the Phils and their loooong suffering fans. Mark these historic events with this lot of (5) souvenirs.
10/1/70 “The Last Game at Connie Mack Stadium” certificate with a small section ticket stub from the stadium’s final game affixed at top center. This crisp, clean sheet rates as (EX-MT) due to corner wear but presents better. The ticket stub shows NM-MT+ detail
10/1/70 Ticket Stub (EX-MT+) from the final game at Connie Mack Stadium, this larger section stub is printed with the same seat location and date as the stub listed above that is affixed to the certificate
4/4/71 Veterans Stadium “Opening Day” ticket stub (VG) printed with the caption “The First Game Ever Played In Philadelphia Veterans Stadium” above and below a photo of the “Octorad” stadium
1971 Phillies Program (EX-MT) printed with “Opening Day Issue” on the front cover, scorecard section is unused
4/4/71 Philadelphia Eagles “Dedication Sunday, April 4, 1971 Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia” flyer (NM) printed with “Good Luck Phillies” and “Your new neighbor The Philadelphia Eagles”