Issued well before their heartbreaking and simultaneous departure from the Big Apple, these (10) programs include:
1905 St. Louis Cardinals at New York Giants: eight-page guide issued at the Polo Grounds during the Giants’ first-ever world championship season. Scoring grids are marked in pencil to chronicle an 8-7 Cardinals win on May 9 in which Jack Dunleavy hit his second and final career home run. Presents (FR) with back cover missing, paper loss throughout and multiple creases.
1910 Brooklyn Superbas at Pittsburgh Pirates: 12-page guide issued at Forbes Field with unmarked scoring grids and pre-printed lineups featuring Clarke, McKechnie, Wagner and Wheat. Presents (FR) with missing covers and multiple pages separated.
1913 Cincinnati Reds at New York Giants: eight-page program issued at the Polo Grounds with scoring grids marked in pencil to document an 8-6 Giants win on May 6. Pre-printed lineups include Reds Hall of Famers (and former Cubs stars) Brown and Tinker. Presents (VG) with vertical compacting fold.
1917 Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Robins: eight-page program issued at Ebbets Field with scoring grids marked in pencil to document a 6-2 win by the hosts on May 15 in which cleanup hitter Casey Stengel homered. Pre-printed lineups include Marquard, Stengel, Thorpe and Wheat. Presents (FR) with tape strips securing spine, covers and pages.
1919 Boston Braves at New York Giants: issued on May 8 at the Polo Grounds, the eight-page guide features scoring grids marked in black ink to document a 3-2 Braves win in 11 innings. Pre-printed lineups include Maranville and Youngs. Presents minimally (VG).
1921 New York Giants at Chicago Cubs: issued at Wrigley Field, a voluminous (by 1921 standards) 32-page program with scoring grids marked in pencil to chronicle a nine-run top of the first that held up in a 9-1 June 19 Giants victory. Pre-printed lineups include Bancroft, Frisch and Kelly. Presents (GD) with front cover detached.
1921 New York Giants at Philadelphia Phillies: issued at the Baker Bowl, the 12-page publication features scoring grids marked in blue ink to chronicle the Giants’ June 25 doubleheader sweep of the Phils with pre-printed lineups including Bancroft, Frisch and Kelly. Presents (VG-EX).
1927 Chicago Cubs at New York Giants: issued at the Polo Grounds on July 19, the eight-page program features scoring grids marked in pencil to chronicle an 8-5 Cubs triumph in which Gabby Hartnett homered to spark a four-run eighth inning for the visitors. Pre-printed lineups include Hartnett, Hornsby, Jackson, Lindstrom and Terry. Not listed in the lineup was 18-year old Mel Ott, who delivered two hits that afternoon. Presents (GD) with separation about the covers and several pages. Of note is a John McGraw Silver Jubilee dedication page adhered to the front cover.
1929 Chicago Cubs at Brooklyn Robins: issued at Ebbets Field on July 20, the eight-page publication features scoring grids marked in blue ink to document a 6-5 10-inning win by the visitors in the opener of a twinbill. Pre-printed lineups include Bancroft, Cuyler, Hornsby and Wilson. Presents (VG-EX).
1929 St. Louis Cardinals at New York Giants: issued at the Polo Grounds on August 17, the eight-page guide features scoring grids marked in pencil to chronicle a 9-5 Giants win in the opener of a doubleheader. Pre-printed lineups include: Alexander, Bottomley, Frisch, Hafey, Hubbell, Jackson, Lindstrom, Ott and Terry. Of note is that Alexander suffered the loss that day and would never win another game. Presents (GD) with tape securing spine/pages.