Some of the objects chosen for thelist in The New York Times.
In early September, The New York Times Metro section ran a feature titled “A History of New York in 50 Objects.”Among true NYC classics, like a police officer’s badge and a yellow cab, is a rare historic memento: the program from opening day at the first Yankee Stadium. While some of the items listed in the article are easily attainable (you can get a metrocard at any Subway station, and a bagel with lox in any number of New York’s best delis), the baseball program is among the scarcer objects featured.
The program issued on Opening Day at the first Yankee Stadium, April 18, 1923. Estimate $2,000 to $3,000. At auction October 2.
The program cost 15 cents on April 18, 1923, when the Yankees played their first game in their new home against the Boston Red Sox, and Babe Ruth’s home run made it “The House that Ruth Built.” We were pleased to get a closer look at this piece of New York history, as a copy will be offered in Swann’s October 2 sale of Printed & Manuscript Americana, on view Thursday, September 27, through Monday, October 1.