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Bleacher Rain Check Ticket Stub Dating Guide
 
   
Bleacher Ticket Stub Dating Guide
  • CIRCA: 1923 - 1979
  • PRINTIG COMPANIES:
    - M.B. Brown
    - Devinne-Brown
    - The Brown Ticket Corp.
    - Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co.
    - National Ticket Co.
  • PRICE GUIDE: Regular Season
    (1920-1929) - $45-$75.
    (1930-1939) - $35-$45.
    (1940-1949) - $25-$35,
    (1950-1959) - $20.-$25.
    (1960-1969) - $15.-$20.
    (1970-1979) - $10.-$15.

    Add a premium to tickets stubs attributed to a player milestone or games of note.
Bleacher Ticket Stub Dating Guide

Grandstand Ticket Stub Dating Guide

 
  NOTES:  
    From 1923 - 1979 the date was not included on New York Yankees Stadium Admission, Grandstand & Bleacher ticket stubs. In 1974 and 1975 the Yankees moved into Shea Stadium and did not have Bleachers seats. In 1976 when the Yankees moved back into the newly renovated Yankee Stadium, the "General Admission" ticket replaced the traditional Grandstand ticket, and Bleacher ticket sales resumed the following year, but they were still printed without a date.

 This guide is designed to help you identify undated Yankee ticket stubs but the method can be used to help identify ticket stubs for other teams. Using the team President, ticket design, the series letter, ticket prices, legal information or and the printing company, these tickets can be narrowed down to a specific year.

 Once dated the ticket can be attributed to a specific game played, then value can be added to the generalized price guide listed above. A ticket stub will increase in value due to a significant event, milestone, or a hit, home run, win, etc. by a player of notoriety. The added collectors value will vary depending on the demand for that players memorabilia or historic significance. Examples could be a home run hit by a 500 home run Club member, A hit by a player with 3000 career hits, a win by a pitcher with 300 career wins or a ticket from a game that links a record involving consecutive games.

 The Team President can help narrow down the era. Tickets dated to 1947 and before do have the Presidents signature at the bottom of the stub. Grandstand tickets dated to 1948 and after have the team President's signature vertically below the stub's perforation. As pictured below, the "g" in Daniel R. Topping can be seen on poorly torn stubs, ripped below the perforation. Michael Burke's signature is well below the perforation but can be identified as pictured below.
 
 
  New York Yankees Team Presidents  
 
     
Jacob Ruppert 1915 - 1938 Edward G. Barrow 1939 - 1944 Larry MacPhail 1945 - 1947
Jacob Ruppert 1915-1938  Edward G. Barrow 1939-1944  Larry MacPhail 1945-1947 
 
 
 
 
Daniel R. Topping 1948 - 1966 Michael Burke 1967 - 1973 Gabe Paul 1974-1977
Daniel R. Topping 1948-1966  Michael Burke 1967-1973  Gabe Paul 1974-1977
 
 
Bleacher Ticket Stub Dating Guide
First Step: Check the Header & Rain Check Logo
Step 1 - The first step in dating your ticket stub is to check the stub Header and Rain Check Logo. Throughout the years the Yankees changed the header text, and "Rain Check" logo design at the top of the stub. This will narrow down the years to a specific era. Also take note of the Game No.'s.  The Game numbers were circled from 1923 through 1925, and since then, numbers were printed in different colors that can help narrow it down to a specific year. Specific headers, game number boxes, and Rain Check logo designs can be used to differentiate the year. Below are sample of the different headers, Rain Check logos, and Game No. boxes. Header text includes: "Base Ball Club" from 1923-1929, Condensed to one word "Baseball" in 1930. "New York Yankees INC" 1948-1953 "INC" is dropped in 1954. The Word "Admission" is added below ""Bleacher" in 1928.

1923-1924 Bleacher stub header  1925-1929 Yankees Bleacher Stub Header  1930-1939 Bleacher Stub Header  1940-1947 Bleacher Stub Header 
1923-1925 1926-1929 1930-1939 1940-1947
1948-1950 Bleacher Stub Header  1951 Bleacher Stub Header  1952 Bleacher Stub Header  1954-1968 Bleacher Stub Header 
1948-1950 1951 1952-1953 1954-1968
Rain Check Logo  Game No. below Number  Wide ticket Header Shea Stadium Header
Rain Check Logo Game No. below Number Wide ticket Header Shea Stadium Header
 Step Two: Check Sales Tax & Total Price
  Step 2 - The second step in dating your ticket stub is to check the sales tax and total price. The face value or total price of the ticket stub will narrow the years down further to the era the Bleacher tickets were sold. The Sales tax is added to the estimated price listed on the ticket. No taxes were charged from 1927-1932. The Estimated Price shown above the tax line is adjusted, to total the face value set for that year. The exact wording of the tax line and amount of tax taken, can narrow down the year to a specific era.
Examples of the wording used in the tax line include: Tax paid, Fed Tax, City Tax, St & City Tax, State & City Tax. (City Sales Tax did not appear on tickets until 1955) (State Tax did not appear on tickets until 1966)


 
Year Taxes Price
1923 Tax Paid  .07 .75
1924 Tax Paid   
1925 Tax Paid   
1926 Tax Paid   
1927 No Tax .50
1928 No Tax .50
1929 No Tax .50
1930 No Tax .50
1931 No Tax .50
1932 No Tax .50
1933 Tax Paid  .05 .50
1934 Tax Paid  .05 .50
1935 Tax Paid  .05 .50
1936 Tax Paid  .05 .50
Year Taxes Price
1937 Tax Paid  .05 .50
1938 Tax Paid  .05 .50
1939 Tax Paid  .05 .50
1940 Tax Paid  .05 .55
1941 Tax Paid  .05 .55
1942 Tax Paid  .05 .55
1943 Tax Paid  .05 .55
1944 Tax Paid  .10 .60
1945 Tax Paid  .10 .60
1946 Tax Paid  .10 .60
1947 Tax Paid  .10 .60
1948 Tax Paid  .10 .60
1949 Tax Paid  .10 .60
1950 Tax Paid  .21 .60
Year Taxes Price
1951 Tax Paid  .10 .60
1952 Fed Tax  .10 .60
1953 Fed Tax  .10 .60
1954 Fed Tax .10* (.07) .75
1955 Fed Tax .07 City Tax .03 .75
1956 City Tax .04 .75
1957 City Tax .04 .75
1958 City Tax .04 .75
1959 City Tax .04 .75
1960 City Tax .04 .75
1961 City Tax .04 .75
1962 City Tax .04 .75
1963 City Tax .04 .75
1964 City Tax 04 .75
Year Taxes Price
1965  City Tax 04 .75
1966 St. & City Tax .04 .75
1967 St. & City Tax .04 .75
1968 St. & City Tax .04 .75
1969 St. & City Tax .04 .75
1970 State & City Tax .06 $1.00
1971 State & City Tax .06 $1.00
1972 State & City Tax .07 $1.00
1973 State & City Tax .06 $1.00
1974 Shea No Bleachers  
1975 Shea No Bleachers  
1976 General Admission  
1977 State & City Tax .07 $1.50
1978 State & City Tax .19 $1.50
Tax Paid Yankees Bleacher Stub  Fed Tax Bleacher Stub  City Tax Bleacher Ticket Stub  State & City Tax Bleacher Stub 
Tax Paid Fed Tax City Tax State & City Tax
Step Three: Check The Series Letter
Step 3 - The third step in dating your ticket stub is to check the series letter. Once you have narrowed down the years your ticket is from based on the Price information, the series letter could be used to differentiate the years that have the same header & price information. The series letter is located above the serial number, and below the game number from 1923-1939. From 1940-1943 the series letter is located below the Serial number. Because of a price change and the addition of the Yankees logo (in '46) the years 1944-1946 do not have a series letter. The series letter is directly above the serial number, but below the line that separates the Game number, from 1947-1951. The series letter is located directly below the game number from 1952-1968. Finally from 1969-1973 the series letter is place before the serial number.

1923-1939 Series Letter Location 1940-1943 Series Letter Location 1947-1951 Series Letter Location 1952-1968 Series Letter Location 1969-1973 Series Letter Location
1923-1939 Series Letter 1940-1932 Series Letter 1947-1951 Series Letter 1952-1968 Series Letter 1969-1973 Series Letter
Step Four: Check the Back
Step 4 - The fourth step in dating your ticket stub is to check the back of the Stub. In most cases Steps 1 - 3 should be enough to identify the year of your ticket stub. Checking the legal text, printing company credit line and the Canada dry ad on 1923 & 1924 stubs (1923 also has a blank back) will help confirm the year your ticket is attributed to. This step will also help in differentiating years such as 1955 & 1958 that have the same pricing & series letter but have different backs. Some backs with the same legal information might have a different color ticket stock, depending on the year it was printed.

1923-1924 Bleacher Stub Back  1925-1934 Stub back 1936 Ticket Stub Back
1923 stub back 1925-1935 stub back 1936 Stub back
1937-1940 stub back 1941-1946 stub back 1947-1950 stub back
1937-1940 stub back 1941-1947 stub back 1948-1950 stub back
1951-1952 stub back 1953-1955 stub back 1956-1969 stub back
1951-1952 stub back 1953-1955 stub back 1956-1969 stub back
 Ticket backs from 1970-1979 the legal text is printed vertical with the National Ticket Co. credit line. See Printing companies below.
Step Five: Check the Printing Company Credit Line
Step 5 - The fifth step in dating your ticket stub is to check the Printing Company Credit Line. The Printing company used and the  location of the credit line can help confirm and identify the year the ticket is attributed to. Below are sample of printing company credit lines and the years they are attributed to.
M.B. Brown Co., NY
(1923-1935 on Front)
The Devinne-Brown Corp
(1936-1940)
Brown Ticket Corp.
(1941-1946)
M.B. Browm Co., NY The Devinne-Brown Corp Brown Ticket Corp.

The Brown Ticket Corp.
(1947-1950)
Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co.
(1951-1962)
Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co.
(1963-1969)
The Brown Ticket Corp. New York city Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co.

National Ticket Co.
(1970-1972)
National Ticket Co.
(1973)
National Ticket Co.
(1974-1979)
National Ticket Co. National Ticket Co. National Ticket Office 1973-1979
 
Step Five: The Yankee Logo
Step 5 - The sixth step in dating your ticket stub is to check the Yankees Logo watermark. The Yankee logo color, style, size, or lack of one, could help narrow down the age of the ticket stub. The Yankees logo was first used in 1946 but it was unique to that year, as it was refined the following year, in 1947. All tickets printed before 1946 do not have the Yankee logo watermark. From 1947 to the present day the design of the Yankees logo remains the same but there are some years the logo was printed in blue, and the size of the logo is smaller. The Sample of the blue logo below is commonly found in red, on that rain check design.

No Logo 1946 Logo Red Logo Blue Logo Small Logo
Grandstand Rain Check no Logo 1946 Yankees Logo Ticket Stub 1947 to Present Yankee Logo Ticket Stub Yankees Blue Logo Ticket Stub Yankees Small Logo ticket stub
1945 & earlier 1946 only 1947-1965,1967 & 1969 1966,1968, 1974-1979 1970-1973
Quick Reference Confirmation Charts
The charts below are a compilation of information to confirm each year or to be used for a quick reference guide.  Examples of the tickets can be seen by clicking on the "Year" and the image will open in a new window or click on the decade link for examples and a detailed description of all tickets for that decade. NL = No Logo below.
1923 - 1929 Bleacher Admission Rain Check Ticket Stub Dating Guide
Tickets printed 1923 to 1925 have the game No.'s circled, "Important Notice" (disclaimer) was added to the back in 1925. In 1926 the circle was removed. In 1927 because of the Revenue act of 1926 the admission tax is removed. It is suspected that there might have been series "D" tickets printed sometime during the 1926 season with the tax removed, but it has yet to be confirmed. In 1928 it is suspected that the season started with the series letter "F" for tickets printed for games 1-31 (not yet confirmed), and was changed to the series letter "G" for games 32-77, in order to change the legal information, when the admission tax was removed from the $1.00 Stadium tickets. The word "Admission" is added below the word "Bleacher" in 1927, and would remain this way until 1933 when it was removed in favor of the tax line.
Year Est.
Price
Sales Tax Line Tax
(Total)
Ticket
Price
Printing Company Game No.
Color
Logo
Color
Series
Letter
1923 .68 Tax Paid .07 .75 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL
1923 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL
1924   Tax Paid     M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL A
1925   Tax Paid     M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL B
1926   Tax Paid     M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL C
1927 .50 No Tax Line 0 .50 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL E
1928 .50 No Tax Line   .50 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL F
1928 .50 No Tax Line 0 .50 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL G
1929   No Tax Line 0   M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL H

1930 - 1939 Bleacher Admission Rain Check Ticket Stub Dating Guide
The price of the Bleacher Admission tickets remains at .50 in 1930 but because of the tax revenue act of 1928 no taxes were charged from mid 1927-1932. In 1930 the words Base Ball, as it appeared on tickets in 1929 and before is condensed into one word "Baseball" The .10 cents "Paid Tax" line returns in 1933 and is added to the estimated price of .50, for a total price of .55.
Year Est.
Price
Sales Tax Line Tax
(Total)
Ticket
Price
Printing Company Game No.
Color
Logo
Color
Series
Letter
1930 .50 No Tax Line 0 .50 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL J
1931 .50 No Tax Line 0 .50 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL K
1932 .50 No Tax Line 0 .50 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL L
1933 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL  
1933 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL A
1934 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL B
1935 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL C
1936 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL D
1937 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 M.B. Brown Co., NY Black NL E
1938 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 The Devinne-Brown Corp Black NL F
1939 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 The Devinne-Brown Corp Black NL G

1940 - 1949 Bleacher Admission Rain Check Ticket Stub Dating Guide
The New York Yankees Bleacher ticket stubs go through major changes in design and price from 1940 through 1949. The newly created Yankees logo watermark is first used in 1946 and refined in 1947.
Year Est.
Price
Sales Tax Line Tax
(Total)
Ticket
Price
Printing Company Game No.
Color
Logo
Color
Series
Letter
1940 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 The Devinne-Brown Corp Black NL H
1941 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 Brown Ticket Corp. Black NL J
1942 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 Brown Ticket Corp. Black NL K
1943 .50 Tax Paid .05 .55 Brown Ticket Corp. Black NL L
1944 .50 Tax Paid .10 .60 Brown Ticket Corp. Black NL  
1945 .50 Tax Paid .10 .60 Brown Ticket Corp. Black NL  
1946 .50 Tax Paid .10 .60 Brown Ticket Corp. Black Red  
1947 .50 Tax Paid .10 .60  Brown Ticket Corp. Black Red A
1948 .50 Tax Paid .10 .60 The Brown Ticket Corp. Black Red A
1949 .50 Tax Paid .10 .60 The Brown Ticket Corp. Black Red B

1950 - 1959 Bleacher Admission Rain Check Ticket Stub Dating Guide
In 1952 the term "Fed Tax" replaces "Tax Paid" in the Sales Tax Line. This is used until 1955 when the Sales Tax Line reads "Fed Tax City Tax". *In 1954 the Fed Tax is lowered from .21 for games 1-20, to .11 cents for games 21-77. Tickets 1-20 have the adjustment stamped on the back. Both the 1955 & 1958 stubs have the same price info & Series Letter. The back of the stub is the difference.
Year Est.
Price
Sales Tax Line Tax
(Total)
Ticket
Price
Printing Company Game No.
Color
Logo
Color
Series
Letter
1950 .50 Tax Paid .10 .60 The Brown Ticket Corp. Black Red C
1951 .50 Tax Paid .10 .60 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red D
1952 .50 Fed Tax .10 .60 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A
1953 .50 Fed Tax .10 .60 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red B
1954 .63 Fed Tax .13c (Total .76) .13 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A
1954 .68 Fed Tax .07 .07 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A
1955 .65 Fed Tax .07 City Tax .03 .10 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A
1956 .65  Fed Tax .07 City Tax .03 .10 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A&B
1957 .65 City Tax .04 .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red C
1958 .71 City Tax .04 .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A
1959 .71 City Tax .04 ,04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A

1960 - 1969 Bleacher Admission Rain Check Ticket Stub Dating Guide
 The New York State Sales Tax was adopted in August of 1965. Tickets printed from 1966 to 1968 have "St. & City Tax" listed in the Tax Line. Tickets printed in 1965 and earlier (1960-1965 in the chart below) the Tax Line Reads "City Tax"
Year Est.
Price
Sales Tax Line Tax
(Total)
Ticket
Price
Printing Company Game No.
Color
Logo
Color
Series
Letter
1960 .71 City Tax .04 .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red B
1961 .71 City Tax .04 .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red C
1962   City Tax .   .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red D
1963 .71 City Tax .04 .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A
1964   City Tax .   .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A
1965 .71 City Tax .04 .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red B
1966 .71 ST. & City Tax .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Blue Blue B
1967 ,71 ST. & City Tax .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red A
1968 .71 ST. & City Tax .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Black Blue C
1969 .71 ST. & City Tax .04 .75 Ansell-Simplex Ticket Co. Red Red a

1970 - 1979 Bleacher Admission Rain Check Ticket Stub Dating Guide
The New York Yankees moved Into Shea Stadium in 1974 & 1975, which did not have Bleaches. tickets,  In 1976 The Yankees moved back into the newly renovated Yankee Stadium, and General Admission tickets were used for all Grandstand & Bleacher Admission. Ticket stubs made from 1974-1979, increased in size from approximately 1-1/2"x 2-3/4" to about 2-1/2"x 2-3/4" In the Logo Color Column, SBL = Small Blue Logo
Year Est.
Price
Sales Tax Line Tax
(Total)
Ticket
Price
Printing Company Game No.
Color
Logo
Color
Series
Letter
1970 .94 State & City .06 $1.00 National Ticket Co. Blue SBL  
1971 .94 State & City .06 $1.00 National Ticket Co. Blue SBL B
1972 .93 State & City .07 $1.00 National Ticket Co. Blue SBL C
1973 .93 State & City .07 $1.00 National Ticket Co. Blue Blue D
1974 - No Bleachers in Shea Stadium - - No Bleachers in Shea Stadium - - -
1975 - No Bleachers in Shea Stadium - - No Bleachers in Shea Stadium - - -
1976 - General Admission Only - - General Admission Only - - -
1977   State & City   $1.50 National Ticket Co. Blue Blue  
1978   State & City   $1.50 National Ticket Co. Blue Blue
1979   State & City   $1.50 National Ticket Co. Blue Blue
 
 1923-1979 New York Yankees Home Game Schedules
For the purpose of properly attributing a Grandstand or Bleacher ticket number to the game played.
 
References
Dan Busby busbyd@comcast.net & David Shakir theshak13@gmail.com 1933-1943 Era Lettering System (Series Letter)  69th Congress Session 1926 page 91 TITLE V: TAX ON ADMISSIONS AND DUES. SEC. 500. (A) (1) Center for Business and Economic Research: Date of Adoption of General Sales Tax http://cber.bus.utk.edu/staff/mnmecon338/foxipt.pdf The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance: Enactment and Effective Dates of Sales and Use Tax Rates http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/sales/pub718a.pdf A GUIDE TO NEW YORK STATE TAXES: HISTORY, ISSUES AND CONCERNS Sales/Use Tax page 27, 2-1 http://pjsc.magikcms.com/Tax guides/StateGuideWeb.pdf National Ticket Company http://nationalticket.com
 
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