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"The Ticket: A Fifty Year Sports Odyssey" First Edition Book with Corresponding Tickets/Stub/Badges Near-Set of (71/75)

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Follow one man's quest to witness 1,000 sporting events with this 1996 first edition book "The Ticket: A Fifty Year Sports Odyssey" by Jack Newcomb. Beginning with the 1946 college football game that started the intrepid Newcomb on his lifelong quest, this book recounts (75) events with photos of various tickets, ticket stubs and badges from venues such as the World Series, the MLB All-Star Game, the Super Bowl, horse racing's "Triple Crown" races, the Masters Tournament, the Stanley Cup, the Winter and Summer Olympics, the World Cup, Wimbledon, the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400, a variety of college football bowls, NCAA "Final Four" games and more. A mission any of us die-hard sports fans can identify with, this tale is accompanied by a near set of (71/75) of the original corresponding tickets, stubs and badges from the author's personal collection that are pictured throughout the book. Generally well preserved, these event souvenirs range across the board in collectible grades of (GD to NM-MT), while both the book and dust jacket are "like new."


Highlights include:

11/2/46 North Carolina vs Tennessee at Shields Watkins Field football stub (VG)

7/10/51 MLB All-Star Game at Briggs Stadium stub (GD-VG)

7/14/53 MLB All-Star Game at Crosley Field stub (VG)

8/14/53 Chicago Tribune "All-Star Football" Soldier Field stub (VG-EX+)

1/1/57 Sugar Bowl stub (GD)

2/27/60 Winter Olympics stub (NM)

1965 Masters Tournament badge (NM-MT)

1966 Masters tournament badge (NM)

3/19/66 NCAA Basketball Championship Finals at Cole Field House stub (EX)

1/1/66 Orange Bowl stub (EX)

5/7/83 Kentucky Derby stub (EX+)

1985 World Series Game 4 stub (GD)

5/25/86 Indianapolis 500 stub (EX)

1/31/88 Super Bowl XXII stub (EX)

8/8/88 Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field stub from first ever game under lights (EX)

1993 Masters Tournament "Trophy Room" badge (NM)

5/30/87 Mike Tyson vs Pinklon Thomas heavyweight championship fight at the Las Vegas Hilton stub (GD)

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