A Redditor – by the name of HandsomeRob21 – was recently handed down an old Yankees game program (against the St. Louis Browns!) from the 1952 MLB season. Apparently, his mother-in-law had found the program a few months back and knew he would be interested in paging through it. Of course, Rob was very much interested and decided to share the program online.
I recently reached out to HandsomeRob21 to ask if I could share those photos with you here – he was happy to give his permission, and here we are. I have to say, it’s pretty dang cool (and costs only ten cents!).
Let’s take a look.
The cover of the program itself:
Check out the immediacy and insistency of the cigarette and whiskey ads on the very first page:
Anyone need some dessert? How about the new shave lotion, Seaforth? After all, some say it’s S-E-X! Woo!
Some Yankees stats and additional whiskey ads, naturally:
Now onto the good stuff, the lineups:
It might not be Murder’s Row, but look at that lineup featuring Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto:
And the St. Louis Browns:
And the rest: