Both the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers once played ball in the Nation’s capital as members of the AL. Maybe the third time will be the charm as DC denizens now have an NL team to follow that hopefully will stick around.
Let’s remember those first two franchises with this collection of Washington Senators scorecards and programs. Dating from the period 1949-1966, this well-preserved assortment spans the transition of the first and second franchises to call DC home. Ranging in grades of (VG-EX to NM), this highly pleasing contingent is filled with generally crisp, clean examples showing minimal to moderate wear.
Featured are (14) programs from all different years, with:
(10) First Franchise: 1949 scored vs. White Sox; 1950 scored vs. White Sox; 1951 scored vs. Red Sox with Ted Williams; 1952 scored vs. White Sox; 1953 scored vs. White Sox; 1954 scored vs. Tigers; 1955 scored vs. Athletics during first season in KC, 1956 vs Red Sox with Williams; 1957 scored vs. Indians; 1959 scored vs. Orioles with Brooks Robinson and Harmon Killebrew in his breakout season
(4) Second Franchise: 1961 inaugural year for expansion DC franchise scored vs. Red Sox with Carl Yastrzemski in his rookie season; 1962 scored vs. White Sox; 1963 scored vs. White Sox; 1966 scored vs. Twins with Killebrew and Frank Howard