This week Liberty Coins purchased at its store, a high quality rarity—a 1945 ticket for the Detroit Tigers hosting the Chicago Cubs in World Series Game 1.
The ticket was the highlight in a small group of 1939 to 1950 Detroit Tigers memorabilia purchased from the heir of an estate. The year 1945 was the last time before 2016 that the Cubs played in the World Series. The Cubs won this game 9-0 but the Tigers won the Series in seven games.
Said Liberty Coin Service Owner Tom Coulson, “The customer who sold this to us had previously sold us other collectibles out of an inheritance he received. He appreciates our interest in helping preserve Lansing area and Michigan history for future generations. This treasure fits nicely with the previously acquired June 12, 1939 First Day Cover for the 3 Cent Baseball Stamp where the envelope was autographed by 23 players and coaches on the Detroit Tigers roster that day. Since Liberty moved to our larger location in the Frandor Shopping Center in early 2013, our buying and selling of collectibles other than rare coins and precious metals has grown more than ten times!”
Liberty Coin Service, founded in 1971, is Michigan’s largest and most frequently honored rare coin and precious metals dealership. The company also buys and sells a variety of collectibles including high quality antique toys, militaria, memorabilia from automotive, banking, railroad, and aviation industries, Michigan college and university collectibles, pre-1960 autographs and sports memorabilia, pre-1900 newspapers, and other items.
The 1945 World Series Game 1 ticket just purchased by Liberty Coins
The June 12, 1939 First Day Cover signed by 23 Detroit Tiger players and coaches, including three now in the Baseball Hall of Fame—Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, and Earl Averill, plus Rudy York, the Tiger who hit 18 home runs in 28 games from August 4-31, 1937, which is still the American League record for home runs in one month