Love of the Game Opening Day, 2013 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/7/2013
The 1974 Dodgers were a fantastic team, winning 102 games led by MVP first baseman Steve Garvey, Cy Young winner Mike Marshall (who pitched in a record 106 games), and Comeback Player of the Year Jimmy Wynn.  With five All-Stars (Marshall, Garvey and Wynn, along with pitcher Andy Messersmith and third baseman Ron Cey), the team was loaded, just the second Dodger team to win 100 games since relocating from Brooklyn.

The 1974 Series pitted them against two-time defending champion Oakland A's, however, a battling team led by Cy Young winner Catfish Hunter and slugging outfielder Reggie Jackson.  The A's, led by Series MVP Rollie Fingers, took the championship in five games.

This World Series program, autographed on the cover by Dodger broadcaster Joe Garagiola, has been signed inside by 11 members of the Dodgers organization plus Ted Kubiak (A's) and Bobby Grich (Orioles).  Signatures include:

Joe Garagiola (twice), Jimmy Wynn, Steve Garvey (twice), Don Sutton (HOF - twice), Jim Brewer (twice), Walt Alston (HOF), Tom Lasorda (HOF), Ron Cey (twice), Andy Messersmith, Ted Kubiak, Steve Yeager, Bobby Grich, and Bill Russell.  The signatures were applied with both ball point and what appears to be felt tip pen.

While the majority of the program is in excellent condition, there are two primary flaws: first, the program has been scored (Game 2, the only Dodgers win -  3-2 victory behind Hall of Famer Don Sutton), and second, the person who obtained the signatures has written the names of the signatories on a sheet of loose leaf paper and Scotch taped it to the inside first page.  While we are sure this could be removed, we make it our business not to alter any material in our auction in any way.  Despite this, this is a beautiful piece containing the signatures of many Dodgers heroes, from the dawn of their 1970s dynasty.
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1974 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Program w/13 Signatures
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Auction closed on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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