The consummate competitor, St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson thrived despite racism, injuries and the tall order of pitching on two or three days’ rest throughout his prolific postseason career. Encapsulated and Graded GOOD 2 by PSA, this ticket stub was issued at Fenway Park for the decisive Game 7 of the 1967 World Series, a contest in which Series MVP Gibson homered and pitched his fifth of seven straight complete game Fall Classic triumphs. The “Grandstand voucher features a global design and printed seating/event details. With razor-sharp edges/corners and a strong perforation, the voucher presents nicely, though a series of angled creases account for the technical assessment. This is the lone specimen at its tier with 10 graded higher.
Faced with the daunting task of a Game 7 road start, Gibson went for breakfast at a restaurant in Quincy, Mass that morning and ordered bacon and eggs. One hour later, a waitress showed up with two pieces of burnt toast. The “nourishment” (or lack thereof) didn’t bother Gibson, who proceeded to go the distance in a decisive 7-2 win.