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1942 Yankee Stadium-Issued World Series Program

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As the U.S. Armed Forces had yet to claim the likes of DiMaggio and Musial, 1942 World Series pitted the Yankees and Cardinals in a nation desperately seeking a return to normalcy. The offered program was issued to one of 69,902 spectators at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, October 4, 1942 for Game 4 of that year's Fall Classic. In a departure from the annual theme, the front cover depicts an attractive brunette encouraging us to "Buy War Bonds and Stamps." The fare on the pages within is that of baseball, with player images and biographical content. The center pages feature scoring grids marked in pencil to detail the visitors' 9-6 triumph. The Cards were to clinch the series the following afternoon, ending the Yanks' record run of eight straight successful appearances (dating back to 1927). The guide presents at the (VG-EX) plateau, with covers and all pages intact (though the center page is detached, but present, nonetheless).

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