Having long since reached 300 career wins, 39-year-old Pete Alexander still sought championship hardware as he dealt with alcoholism and epilepsy throughout the 1926 season. Fulfilling his Fall Classic aspirations, Alexander fired two complete games at Yankee Stadium en route to St. Louis’ first-ever title. Encapsulated and assessed “Authentic” by PSA, this Yankee Stadium ticket stub was issued for Game 6 of that series, a game in which Alexander logged his second triumph. The colorful voucher is one of seven at its tier with only one graded higher.
The bright-yellow “Bleachers” voucher features printed seating/event details and the facsimile signature of Yankees president Jacob Ruppert. We note that there is very minimal paper loss on the reverse, yet the rain check disclaimer is completely legible. The obverse, meanwhile, is vivid. In summary, the ticket presents nicer than the technical assessment suggests. This is a potential cornerstone to any World Series ticket collection on several fronts. Its scarce population, of course, makes this an appealing collectible. Add to that its status as a Bronx Fall Classic keepsake from the Murderers Row reign and Alexander’s status as an aged veteran who overcame the naysayers.