The 1973 World Series was won in 7 games by the Oakland A’s over the New York Mets. Both teams featured young All Stars including; Reggie Jackson, Rusty Staub, Rollie Fingers, Tom Seaver, Vida Blue, and others. Game 1 was won by the A’s behind pitcher Ken Holtzman. Attendance was 46,021. For complete boxscore information check here at baseball-reference.com.
The 1973 World Series tickets produced by the Oakland A’s are among my favorites due to their design with the donkey Charlie O. on the ticket showing him kicking the “National League” behind him. The colors are very retro and the overall ticket is unique compared to other team’s designs in the 1970’s.
Although the design of the ticket receives a good review, these tickets have not gained much attention by collectors, and carry a low overall value. The Mets tickets from the same series have seen significantly more action during online auctions. The events during game one were uneventful, although the fact that this was the opening game of the series does have some significance.
The overall ticket is in rough shape although from a distance it still displays well. The creases throughout the ticket and bent corners lower the value. Pen scribbles on the back turn off many collectors as they seek out the best tickets in regards to condition on the front and back of the ticket.
As always I determine my appraisals based on recent market prices (online using several sources and offline if present at the auction) and based on all of the information I have available on the ticket itself, the market, and other relevant information. Although an online price guide generalizes the value of the 1973 Oakland A’s home World Series tickets at $45-75, the ticket is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay, and my appraisals reflect that. Recently a full unused ticket from this same game went for only $29.99 on eBay, far below the estimated value of $85-100.
Appraisal Value: $15-20
Sold on eBay for $18.00 on 11/27/10