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“Wild Bill” Hallahan Personal Ephemera Collection with Items from the 40-Year Reunion of 1933 1st All-Star Game

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Best remembered for his World Series heroics with the Cardinals in the early 1930s, “Wild Bill” Hallahan had the distinction of being the 1933 NL starter in the first MLB All-Star Game. Offered is a collection of Hallahan’s personal ephemera including items from the 1973 40-year reunion of the 1933 ASG. Highlights are: 7/24/73 Royals Stadium ASG program (EX-MT) and ticket stub (VG); (2) 1973 Alameda Plaza Hotel hospitality passes made out to Hallahan and wife (both VG-EX); a 1973 ASG 40th reunion welcome letter from the commissioner’s office (NM). More on our website.

The 1973 ASG program is not scored. The (2) hospitality passes bear the printed header “Hospitality Headquarters Alameda Plaza Hotel” and come with the original envelope from the commissioner’s office, a hotel registration receipt and a banquet seating placard with Hallahan’s name hand printed on it and stamped with a 1973 ASG/Royals Stadium logo. The commissioner at the time was Bowie Kuhn. The welcome letter listed above as (NM) has two original compacting folds which do not detract from the letter’s appeal.

Also present are:

(7) unused (presumably 1973) Kansas City postcards with: (2) “New Home of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club (both NM-MT); “The Plaza Entrance to Kansas City Royals Stadium Club” (NM-MT); “Arrowhead Stadium Home of the Kansas City Chiefs” (NM-MT); (2) “Harry S. Truman Sports Complex” (both NM-MT); “Alameda Plaza Hotel” (VG)

1973 Alameda Plaza pre-registration envelope filled out with “M/M Bill Hallahan, Room 924”, with a “KC Prime” entertainment program (EX-MT) with one original compacting fold

1973 St. Louis Cardinals items: 7/19-22/73 scorecard vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (EX, not scored); (7) 7/22/73 “The Cardinals Salute Participants in the First All-Star Game” stadium giveaways with 1933 ASG box score and player photos/bios (average EX-MT to NM); (3) Stouffer’s Riverfront Inn stationary items with (2) unused envelopes (both NM) and (1) sheet of letterhead (NM)

9/8/80 Fan letter in original envelope addressed to Hallahan’s Binghamton, NY residence, letter (NM) with original compacting folds, envelope (EX)

6/30/55 Diploma from the “Ozalid Division of General Aniline & Film Corp.” signed by three officials with Hallahan’s name written in at center (EX-MT)

7/25/73 The Morning Kansas City Star-The Kansas City Times newspaper (VG) plus several assorted newspaper sections/clippings (average (VG)

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