1967. Very Good.
First edition. Signed throughout by 25 Cardinals: Billy Muffett, Bob Milliken, Dick Sisler, Joe Schultz, Nelson Briles, Lou Brock, Steve Carlton, Orlando Cepeda, Curt Flood, Phil Gagliano, Bob Gibson, Joe Hoerner, Dick Hughes, Larry Jaster, Julian Javier, Roger Maris, Dal Maxvill, Tim McCarver, Dave Ricketts, Mike Shannon, Ed Spiezio, Bob Tolan, Ray Washburn, and Bob Bauman. Original white wrappers, printed in blue and red, with illustration of sliding Red Sox player to front wrapper. Near fine, with ownership signatures whited out to top and bottom of front wrapper, and light rubbing and creasing to rear wrapper. Overall, an excellent, unused scorecard. In the Red Sox's 1967 "Impossible Dream" season, the team overcame enormous odds to make it to the World Series, but couldn't quite cross the finish line as they were defeated by the Cardinals in seven games. Bob Gibson's masterful pitching in the series earned him his second World Series MVP award in four years (1964). The 1967 Cardinal's team featured a number of all-time great players including four future Hall of Famers. Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 to eclipse Babe Ruth's single-season record (Maris retained the American League record for home runs until Aaron Judge hit 62 home runs in 2022). Curt Flood is another important figure in the history of the game, as his refusal to be traded in 1969 paved the way for modern rules regarding free agency. In 2020, 102 members of Congress signed a petition for him to be admitted into the Hall of Fame.