Unfortunately our phone lines are down temporarily due to work being done in the area. If urgent, please email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. Thank you.
Lelands - The Best Sports Memorabilia and Card Auction Site

Consign Your Best Items with Lelands. We Also Pay Cash on the Spot! Learn More Here.

1942 All-Star Game Program From Polo Grounds

1942 All-Star Game Program From Polo Grounds

This star-spangled program/scorecard from the 1942 All-Star Game reflects both the patriotism and anxiety felt by the nation that Summer of ’42 when America was at war. Ballplayers were starting to ship out and the game offered the last chance to see its biggest stars on the same field. In the next year or two, familiar names on the centerfold scorecard -- DiMaggio, Williams, Boudreau, Slaughter, et al. -- would be gone. The game was swathed in wartime emotion. Originally scheduled for Brooklyn, it was moved to the Polo Grounds for its larger capacity, as profits from the game went to various war charities. Cover of the program has the image of a batter in a circle under an eagle and surrounded by red, white and blue columns flecked with stars. The inside pages contain “Air Raid Regulations” and reminders that the park was not “bombproof”. One of several original inserts explains Mayor LaGuardia’s “system of safety” that includes “sitting tight” or following green or red arrows if a raid occurred. Centerfold box score of the AL’s 3-1 victory is neatly charted in pencil. 6.5 x 10” cardboard program is EX, still tightly bound w/scant damage beyond the pages darkening into a golden brown, a few snags and a gentle fold mark down the middle of the cover, and boasts some great period ads for beer, booze and cigars.


Past Sports Card, Memorabilia, Non-Sports Card and Collecitble Auction Items

Other past auction items that may be of interest to you.

1900's-30's Girls' Baseball Postcard Collection (7)

December 2000

1910's Novelty Pin Collection of 76

December 2000

The Great American Baseball Game

December 2000

1919 World Series Badge

December 2000

1917 World Series Ticket Stub

December 2000

1920's Edward L. Grant Postal Cover

December 2000

1880's Allen & Ginter Counter Sign (5.5x9")

December 2000

1900's-30's Girls' Baseball Postcard Collection (7)

December 2000

Asp.Net CMS By Joopk.com