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Game 1 Box Score
Pinstripe Uniforms
Game 1 April 11, 1912 Box Score Pinstripes

  1912 Greater New York Base Ball Club of the American League Complimentary Ticket Book
 
1912 New York Highlanders Ticket Book
1912 New York Highlanders Ticket Book
Item Details
  • CIRCA - 1912
  • PRINTER -The Ansell Ticket Co.
  • SIZE - Book 4 3/8" x 2 1/4"
    Single Ticket - 2 1/8" x 1"
  • PRICE GUIDE 
    Book - $1,000.00-$1,8000.
    Very Good - Excellentt condition
    Single Ticket $25.00-$50.00
    Excellent - Near Mint Condion
    Added premium to tickets attributed to a player milestone or games of note.

Information Provided by:  David Shakir
and KeyManCollectibles.com

 
 
NOTES:
 
   During the early years, when the American League merged with the National League to form Major League baseball, from about 1901 to 1915, complimentary ticket books were used as a promotion, to help attract fans to the ballpark. This 1912 season complimentary ticket book was printed for the Greater New York Base Ball Club, the Highlanders of the American League. It was the final season for the Highlanders, before being named the New York Yankees the following year in 1913. It was also their final season playing their home games at Hilltop Park (1903-1912), located on Broadway between 165th and 168th St, in Manhattan. In 1913 the Yankees moved the franchise, renting out playing time at the Polo Grounds from the New York Giants.

 On the inside of the cover, which is missing on this book, would have the name & signature of the person that it was issued to. The 20 page book, featured 4 tickets on each page, attributed to the numbered home games, 1 through 77. The last page with home game 77 also had thee "Extra" tickets to be used for an unscheduled make up game. There would have been a pre-designated area chosen for seating.

 The top header of each ticket reads; "GREATER NEW YORK BASE BALL CLUB, of the American League." Separated by a line and below reads; "COMPLIMENTARY, Season 1912, Void if detached. Good only for game indicated." The larger home game number in red, is indicated over the printing. The bottom left of the ticket has the book number. It is believed that 100 Complementary ticket books were printed. The book pictured would be 97 of 100. To the bottom right is the facsimile signature of Highlanders President and co-owner of the New York Highlanders, Frank J. Farrell. Two years later in 1915, The New York Yankees franchise was sold to Jacob Rupert and Tillinghast Huston, for $460.000.

 Yankees Pinstripe History! By this season, the alternate nickname "Yankees" was in very common usage by the media. The New York Times for Opening Day 1912 reported that "The Yankees presented a natty appearance in their new uniforms of white with black pin stripes." The pin stripes were a one-year experiment, but they would return for good on the home uniforms in 1915. Game 1 in this ticket book attributes to the first game the New York Yankees franchise wore Pinstripes.

The Complimentary tickets do not include the date the game was played. The 1912 New York Highlanders Home Schedule is a list of home games to attribute the number on a ticket to the game played.

 
 
Greater New York Base Ball Club
of the American League Complimentary Season 1912
1912 Hew York Highlanders Ticket Book Greater New York Base Ball Club of the American League
 New York Highlanders Ticket Book 1912 New York Highlanders Ticket Book

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