What is the value of a 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series program?
Programs from the team that won the series typically sell at a
higher price. A 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series program played
at Forbes Field is worth about $100.-$125. in excellent - near/mint
condition. A 1960 New York Yankees World Series program played at
Yankee Stadium is worth $75.-$100. As with all collectibles,
condition is the most important factor of all providing that the
item is authentic. With programs/scorecards the slightest flaws
will bring the price down significantly. An exceptional mint
condition scorecard could sell for more.
Common flaws would be staining, foxing (yellowing), fading,
creases, rips, loose pages, cracked binding, and writing on the
cover. Un-scored programs will generally sell at a higher price
than a scored program but sometimes it doesn't effect value. The
over all condition, and how well the cover displays will.
The value on a "scored" program as opposed to a un-scored
program can vary depending on the game, and collectors preference.
In general I would say an un-scored program will sell at a higher
price. Some collectors do not mind scored programs, or might prefer
it scored. A game in note that might sell at a higher price
"scored" would be the 1960 WS Game 7 Played at Pittsburgh's Forbes
Field. This game has been rated as one of the most exciting games
in World Series history. The lead and momentum changed several
times during this classic baseball game that was ultimately won by
a spectacular walk-off home run by Pirate second baseman Bill
Mazeroski. I did a quick check on eBay and found one that sold for
$149. (un-scored) in excellent condition. Three others sold for an
average price of $68. I'm sure you will find others listed if you
are looking for one. (D.D. Bristol) I will leave a link below for
more information on scorecards, and publications.