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D. Broughman
12-21-2013, 03:14 PM
I have a few tickets in my collection and have an idea of value. I have 2 April 26, 1925 tickets Navin Field between Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Browns.
Two HOF player managers were there but only Sisler played. Cobb did not play just managed. I have no idea of value on these tickets and I know tickets are a hard thing to value. Can anyone give me an idea on these tickets? Thanks D.

Scott Garner
12-21-2013, 04:09 PM
Hi Dynarl,

Ticket value is realistically driven by age, condition and the significance of the actual event itself. A game that Babe Ruth hit a HR in, or Cy Young pitched would significantly up the value of a ticket.

Looking at this specific game:

1) The tickets themselves are in OK shape, exhibiting minor creasing and staining on the front. Without seeing a scan of the back I cant take this into consideration to help determine value.

2) The fact that this ticket is dated and is from the 1920's is a plus

3) The event itself does not have any special significance that would appear to drive value. "Bullet" Joe Bush did get the win, but I suspect that not many collectors would care a lot about this. FYI, Bullet Joe did pitch a no-hitter in his career.

4) If that photo is to the same game, which I believe it is, this would make the pairing more interesting because it gives you a snapshot of the actual event.

I suspect that (1) ticket itself might be worth $35- $50 at the most assuming the back of the ticket does not exhibit paper loss. With the snapshot it might bring $75 or more.

I hope you find this helpful...

D. Broughman
12-22-2013, 08:45 AM
Thanks Scott very helpful. Back of tickets are good but don't know when picture was taken but think in the mid 30,s. D.