From their heyday in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood, the Brooklyn Dodgers are fondly remembered in this lot of (4) programs issued at Ebbets Field. Includes:
1954: issued and scored for the opener of the September 12 doubleheader vs. the Chicago Cubs, the 20-page program presents (VG) with covers/pages intact and scoring grids marked in pencil to chronicle a 4-2 Dodgers win in which Gil Hodges hit his 39th home run. There is tape residue on the front cover and a minor tear on the lower left corner of the back cover.
1955: issued and scored for the May 21 contest against the Phillies, the 20-page guide presents (VG) with covers/pages completely intact. The scoring grids have been marked in graphite pencil to document a 6-4 Dodgers win. Despite being out-hit, 12-4 by the visitors, Brooklyn triumphed as Philly pitchers issued 10 walks. There is minor paper loss on the front cover.
1955: issued and scored for the opener of the Jun3 12 twinbill vs. the Cubs, the 20-page program presents (GD) with covers/pages intact (though there is separation along the spine and vintage tape strips covering autographs of Amoros, Erskine, Howell and one unidentified). The scoring grids have been marked in pencil to reveal a 9-5 loss – despite home runs by Reese, Snider and Hodges.
1956: issued and scored for the August 12 game vs. Philadelphia, the 20-page publication presents (GD) with partially separated covers and pages intact. The scoring grids have been marked in ballpoint to show a 7-2 Dodger win sparked by a Pee Wee Reese homer. There are two ticket stubs taped to the front cover.