2 New York Giants Programs – 1939 vs. the Boston Bees and 1949 vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Lot 308. 2 New York Giants Programs – 1939 vs. the Boston Bees and 1949 vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neither program is scored. The 12-page program from 1939 has five future Hall of Fame members in the pre-printed lineups or reserve pitcher or coaching staff lists: Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott and Bill Terry, manager, for New York, and Al Lopez and Casey Stengel, manager, for Boston. The program is f-g, complete with numerous chips; all of the text is present. The 24-page 1949 program has a full-page photo of Giants manager Leo Durocher and articles with photos of outfielder Sid Gordon and retired pitching great Carl Hubbell, who was in charge of the New York team’s farm system. Future Hall of Fame members in the pre-printed program include Ralph Kiner for the Pirates and Durocher, Monte Irvin and Johnny Mize for the Giants. Irvin was in his first MLB season. He made his National League debut on July 8 and appeared in 36 games. The program is vg+ to ex with the center folio loose. Winning Bid $10.