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1940 Syracuse vs. Buffalo International League Program With Clarence "Ace" Parker

Lot Number 416

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In a most auspicious start to his Major League career, Clarence “Ace” Parker homered in his first-ever at-bat. Of course, a .117 season batting average ensued and Parker moved on to a Hall of Fame career on the gridiron. Never completely giving up baseball, Parker toiled in the minors for parts of 11 seasons from 1937 through 1952. Issued at Buffalo’s Offermann Stadium during the 1940 International League season, this Bisons minor league program features unmarked scoring grids with pre-printed line-ups listing Parker as the Syracuse Chiefs starting shortstop. With up-to-date batting averages listed, Parker entered play with a .300 mark. Covers and pages remain intact on this 16-page guide, though a small section is torn off one of the back pages. Appealing in its status as a well-preserved vintage program, this publication carries further value as a relic from the short-lived baseball career of an NFL legend.

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