One of the bright spots in the rather dismal history of the original Washington Senators days in DC, the 1933 season saw what is now the Minnesota Twins franchise make its third and final World Series appearance while playing in the Nation’s capitol. Souvenirs from this AL pennant winning season are fairly tough, so brace yourself for some competition in pursuing this pair of 1933 Senators scorecards.
One card is scored for a game against the AL’s other perennial doormats, the St. Louis Browns. The printed lineup is populated with some of the best names in Senators history, including Manush, Cronin, Goslin, Bluege and Sewell. This bright and crisp scorecard presents admirably with excellent colors and graphics against a light-cream background, however some small pen notations on the front and a horizontal compacting fold at center limit the technical rating to (VG-EX).
The other scorecard is for a game against the Cleveland Indians as is not scored. Toned to a dark-cream shade, this generally appealing relic is relegated to (VG) status due to a bit of minor surface chew at top right, a barely perceptible horizontal fold impression at center and a light crease of the back page.
Also present is a front page of “The Evening Star” newspaper dated 7/10/33. This Washington DC periodical remains supple and shows VG details with deference to a tape repair and folds. The headline reads “Cleveland defeats Nationals 3-2, In 12th and a distinct photo shows the Nats Buddy Meyer sliding in safe at second with Indians players Cissel and Harder in the scene.