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1955-1968 St. Louis Cardinals Yearbook/Scorecard Lot of (96) With First-Ever N.Y. Mets Game

Lot Number 287

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The Senior Circuit’s all-time winningest franchise is well documented in this lot of (96) St. Louis Cardinals team-issued publications. Includes: (13) Yearbooks: spanning 1955 through 1969; generally (EX) with covers/pages intact throughout; (83) Scorecards: (11) 1956; (7) 1959; (21) 1960; (12) 1961; (7) 1962 (including first-ever New York Mets game); (6) 1963; (5) 1964; (2) 1965; (3) 1966; (4) 1967; (4) 1968. Thick stock scorecards present well with scoring grids marked in pen or pencil. More on our website.

YEARBOOKS

These guides present at the (EX) to (EX-MT) plateaus with very minor spine/cover wear affecting a few. Pages are crisp throughout. Includes: 1955, 1956, (2) 1961, (2) 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 (NM), 1968 and 1969.

SCORECARDS

1956:
April 20 vs. Milwaukee (home opener)
April 22 vs. Milwaukee (Game 1; ticket stub included)
April 22 vs. Milwaukee (Game 2)
May 27 vs. Chicago (Game 1)
May 27 vs. Chicago (Game 2)
May 6 vs. New York (Game 1)
June 3 vs. Philadelphia (Game 1; ticket stub included)
July 1 vs. Cincinnati (Game 2)
July 22 vs. Brooklyn (Game 1; ticket stub included)
July 22 vs. Brooklyn (Game 2)
August 17 vs. Chicago
September 28 vs. Milwaukee (a 2-1 Cardinals triumph knocked the Braves out of first place with just two games remaining in the regular season)

1959:
May 10 vs. Chicago (Game 1)
July 5 vs. San Francisco (Game 2)
July 17 vs. Milwaukee (scoring grids unmarked)
August 6 vs. Pittsburgh
August 9 vs. Philadelphia (Game 1)
August 9 vs. Philadelphia (Game 2)
August 26 vs. Milwaukee

1960:
(2) April 23 vs. Los Angeles
April 30 vs. Chicago
(2) May 28 vs. San Francisco
June 6 vs. Philadelphia
July 4 vs. Los Angeles (Game 1)
July 4 vs. Los Angeles (Game 2)
July 16 vs. Chicago
July 25 vs. Pittsburgh
(2) July 31 vs. Philadelphia (Game 1)
July 31 vs. Philadelphia (Game 2)
(2) August 7 vs. Cincinnati (Game 1)
August 7 vs. Cincinnati (Game 2; ticket stub included)
August 20 vs. Los Angeles
August 26 vs. Pittsburgh
August 27 vs. Pittsburgh
September 2 vs. Chicago
September 21 vs. Los Angeles

1961:
vs. New York Yankees (pre-season exhibition, date unknown)
April 28 vs. Philadelphia
May 26 vs. Pittsburgh
June 9 vs. Cincinnati
(2) July 17 vs. Chicago (Game 1)
July 25 vs. San Francisco (Game 1)
July 25 vs. San Francisco (Game 2)
(2) August 8 vs. Cincinnati
(2) August 27 vs. San Francisco

1962:
April 11 vs. New York (scorecard from first-ever game in New York Mets history; scoring grids are unmarked and a handwritten scoring legend is attached)
April 27 vs. Cincinnati
June 12 vs. Philadelphia
(2) July 1 vs. Pittsburgh (this was likely issued on a day in which the pre-game festivities featured a 20th year reunion of the 1942 Cardinals and Yankees, as members of those rosters are printed between the scoring grids; one of the scorecards has unmarked grids)
July 27 vs. New York (Game 1)
July 27 vs. New York (Game 2)

1963:
May 7 vs. Los Angeles
June 16 vs. Pittsburgh (Game 1)
June 16 vs. Pittsburgh (Game 2)
June 21 vs. Los Angeles
September 3 vs. Pittsburgh
September 17 vs. Los Angeles

1964:
April 24 vs. Houston
May 31 vs. Cincinnati (Game 1)
May 31 vs. Cincinnati (Game 2)
June 20 vs. San Francisco (ticket stub included)
September 30 vs. Philadelphia

1965:
May 1 vs. Pittsburgh
June 27 vs. Chicago (Game 1; ticket stub included)

1966:June 29 vs. San Francisco
August 28 vs. Pittsburgh (Game 1)
August 28 vs. Pittsburgh (Game 2)

1967:
July 16 vs. New York (Game 1; ticket stub included)
July 16 vs. New York (Game 2)
September 4 vs. Pittsburgh (Game 1; ticket stub included)
September 4 vs. Pittsburgh (Game 2)

1968:
May 23 vs. Los Angeles (scoring grids partially marked; ticket stub included)
June 18 vs. Chicago (ticket stub included)
June 23 vs. Atlanta (Game 1; ticket stub included)
June 23 vs. Atlanta (Game 2)

FULL TICKET: also included is a full ticket issued at Sportsman's Park for the April 18, 1957 home opener vs. Chicago. The crisp voucher has printed seating/event details, a team logo and the facsimile signature of club president August Busch. With a strong perforation and sharp edges, this one presents minimally at the (EX) plateau and is a candidate for third-party grading.

 
 
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