Get the bad taste of the "Black Sox" scandal out of your mouth with this 1920 World Series program. Benefitting from a late season suspension of the Chicago White Sox star players, the Cleveland Indians came out on top in a dead heat race for the 1920 AL pennant, putting them in the Fall Classic for the first time. The Tribe went on to win their first ever World Series championship, armed with a starting line-up that included six .300 hitters and pitching staff that boasted a 30-game winner and two 20-game winners, which proved to be too much for the opposing Brooklyn Dodgers to overcome. Recall this historic postseason event with the offered 1920 World Series program.
This complete and intact Dodgers version program is scored for Game 3 at Ebbets Field, which was one of two Dodgers victories in the best-of-nine event. Featuring a photo of the Dodgers great HOF manager Wilbert Robinson on the front cover, this well-preserved game day souvenir takes the collecting field in very respectable condition in light of being nearly 100 years old. While the team name red lettering at top is somewhat faded, the front cover photo of "Uncle Robbie" remains distinct. The spine is tight though the staples are oxidized and the covers are fairly clean and appealing with deference to an unobtrusive period compacting fold and a bit of minor staining on the back cover at bottom. The interior pages are supple, with sharp photos interspersed and the scoring grids are recorded in orderly fashion. All said, this adds up to a generally pleasing (VG) example that has stood the test of time in fine fashion. This item has a reserve. Estimated value is ($2,500-3,500).