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1933 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Savitt Gems Signed Barnstorming Scorecard w/Wagner, Vaughan and Waner Bros. - Full JSA LOA

Lot Number 784

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Babe Ruth played a stint for the Savitt Gems. So did Ted Williams. Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson both suited up against the Gems. The brainchild of Hartford jeweler Bill Savitt, his eponymous Gems were a semipro team that barnstormed with squads from the major leagues, minor leagues and Negro leagues. They began playing at Hartford's Bulkley Stadium in 1932, and this program from the following year's game against the Bucs just so happens to advertise one of the most famous games in Gems history. The racially offensive cover ad promotes, "Night Baseball Under the Lights / Jim Thorpe and his Oklahoma Indians / Back to Scalp the Savitt Gems / Action Galore - Don't Miss It." But the game at hand is one in which Lloyd Waner and Freddie Lindstrom started things off with back-to-back HRs, followed by a double and a single by Paul Waner and Pie Traynor. There are "9-10" pencil signatures of both Waners, Arky Vaughan and J. Honus Wagner. (Possibly two additional signatures for "H Cronin" and "Harp.") Measures 7-1/8" x 11-1/4" and rates EX with a vertical center fold. Full LOA from JSA.



 
 
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