Very rare and very interesting historical programs. The 1943 one in particular is very unusual and cool. The Toronto Maple Leafs were a minor pro baseball team that existed from 1896 to 1967. At various times they were an A, AA and AAA franchise.During the years of these programs they were a AA team. At various times they were a farm team for the Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Braves, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia A's, Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers.
They were the International League Champions in 1943. Each has photos of some players in them, usually a bunch and all have a Leafs team photo. The roster/score pages include the starting lineups of the teams as well as a list of the rest of the team with uniform numbers and positions. They range in condition from fair/good to vg.
It features head and shoulder photos and bios of most of the players. In 1941 they were a farm team for the Philadelphia Athletics. There is a lot of staining on the back cover (inside and out) and a little on the last page (page 19/20). Part of the bottom right corner of this page is torn away and missing. From 1942 to 1944 they were a farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates.This one also has a page listing all the Leafs games scores and who pitched for all games to July 18th. Lee MacPhail is pictured and is the team GM and vice-president.
"Blue Jackets" This is an exhibition game between the Major League Chicago Cubs and apparently a Navy team which included Bill Dickey and Johnny Mize. The score page for the Blue Jackets indicates the U. Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Ill although it appears the game was played in Toronto. Mickey Cochrane is listed as a "baseball officer" on the roster.Middle pages are loose off the bottom staple. In 1945 they were a farm team for the Philadelphia Athletics. It also includes a team photo of the 1945 Stanley Cup Champion Toronto Maple Leafs. Check out my other items! The item "FIVE Toronto Maple Leafs International League Pro Baseball Programs 1941 to 1945" is in sale since Wednesday, March 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Publications\Programs\Other Vintage Sports Programs". The seller is "werehere4agoodtime" and is located in Victoria, British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.