1959 Phillies Official Scorecard

Collected Items

This glorious scorecard is from the first game of a doubleheader between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies on August 21, 1959 at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Here is the box score.

The game featured 6 future Hall of Famers -Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn and Sparky Anderson (as a manager). The Giants won the game 6-0. The Giants would go on to finish the season with an 83-71 record. The Phillies would end up with a dreadful 90 losses and finish at the bottom of the National League standings.

The scorecard contains great local ads for car dealerships, service stations, restaurants, appliance stores and hot dogs as well as products fromPhilco, Coca-Cola, Kent cigarettes, Canda Dry, Seagram’s, Winston and Camel cigarettes, Schmidt Beer, Sealtest and Ortlieb’s Beer “The Wet Beer.”

Way Out, Man!

Come Home Soon

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Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Lyle Kline of Huron, South Dakota on November 28, 1959:

Palos Park, Ill
Friday Night
Hi!
We’re having a good regional council meeting, but I’d much rather be downtown – so many “big name” stars are in Chicago this week! Went to a “real cool” jazz place last night – way out, man! Have to tell you about it later. See you in history class Tuesday! “Park”

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