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Lot # 195: 9/30/51 New York Giants Force Playoff with Brooklyn Dodgers Ticket Stub PSA Authentic

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Pop-Up",
which ran from 1/14/2024 7:00 PM to
1/28/2024 10:00 PM

Presented is a reserved grandstand ticket stub to one of the crucial games in the history of the New York Giants, the team's final regular season game in 1951, an away contest at Braves Field on Sunday Sept. 30th against the Boston Braves, with New York entering the game tied for first place with the Brooklyn Dodgers, who were at Shibe Park in Philadelphia to play the Phillies. 1951 was the year of what many call the greatest comeback in Major League history, one that concluded with the famous "Miracle of Coogan's Bluff," when the Giants, behind the first place Dodgers by 13.5 games on August 11, made a miraculous comeback to finish in a regular season tie with Brooklyn and force a two-out-of-three game National League pennant playoff. That playoff was won by the Giants in the bottom of the 9th inning when Bobby Thomson homered off Ralph Branca, the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" home run. On the date of the offered ticket stub, the Giants had a Bobby Thomson home run and a key Monte Irvin RBI single, and New York held a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the 9th. Larry Jansen, the Giants' starter, went the distance to beat Boston 3-2. That day, in the Dodgers' game, which ended after the Giants' game, Hall of Fame second baseman Jackie Robinson made a bases loaded two out diving grab of an Eddie Waitkus line drive in the bottom of the 12th inning to keep the Dodgers in the game, and Robinson's homer in the 14th gave the Dodgers a 9-8 lead, a lead the Dodgers held for the victory. The ticket stub measures approx. 1.4x2.25", and the stub has see-through tape over about one fifth of the left side. The stub has been encapsulated and certified PSA AUTHENTIC.

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