A poster of the 1959 Major League Baseball World Series official program signed in blue marker by 36 members of both the 1959 World Series Champion Brooklyn Dodgers team and the 1959 American League Champion Chicago White Sox team.
The White Sox signatures include: Luis Aparicio, Larry Doby, Bob Shaw, Barry Latman, Jim Landis, Gerry Staley, Ron Jackson, Jim Rivera, Johnny Romano, Johnny Callison, Turk Lown, and more.
The Dodgers signatures include: Johnny Podres, Wally Moon, Duke Snider, Clem Labine, Joe Pignatano, Roger Craig, Carl Erskine, Johnny Klipstein, Larry Sherry, Chuck Essegian, Tommy Davis, Maury Wills, Fred Kipp, and more.
Affixed to the poster are both a Steiner Sports hologram and The Autograph Source hologram.
Signed at official paid private autograph sessions.
Sold with Certificates of Authenticity from both The Autograph Source (Lifetime Guarantee) and independent third-party authenticator Beckett Authentication Services.
NOTE: THE FRAME IS NOT INCLUDED. Shipped rolled inside two tubes.
ALSO NOTE: Some of the signature are a few shades light. They have faded from being in this frame, which does not have UV glass. Once re-framed the signatures should be stable — always use UV Plexiglass to protect your autographs!
The 1959 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers beating the American League champion Chicago White Sox, 4–2.
Each of the three games played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum drew record crowds, Game 5’s attendance of 92,706 continues to be a World Series record to this day, and one which cannot feasibly be broken in any modern ballpark.
It was the first pennant for the White Sox in 40 years (since the 1919 Black Sox Scandal). They would have to wait until their world championship season of 2005 to win another pennant. The Dodgers won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves, 2–0, in a best-of-three-games pennant playoff. It was the Dodgers’ second World Series victory in five years, their first in Los Angeles, and marked the first championship for a West Coast team.
It was the first World Series in which no pitcher for either side pitched a complete game.
As Vin Scully remarked in his narration for the official World Series film, “What a change of scenery!” This was the only Fall Classic played during the period from 1949 through 1964 in which no games were played in New York City, breaking the streak of the city that documentary filmmaker Ken Burns later called the era’s “Capital of Baseball”.