Short, center-back neck zippers – mostly 1930s-1940s. Coil (plastic) zippers – invented in 1940, but not in common use until the early 1960s.
The zigzag machine was patented in 1873 by Helen Blanchard, but a model for home use, manufactured by Italian company Necchi, was not available to consumers until 1947.
They were not common in women’s dresses until the late 1930s. Machine chain stitch came first, followed by lockstitch. Hand-sewn and machine-sewn construction (as opposed to hand-sewn finishing) coexisted for years – until the 1880s, if not later.
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Michael Burke's signature is well below the perforation but can be identified as pictured below. Throughout the years the Yankees changed the header text, and "Rain Check" logo design at the top of the stub. Since then, numbers were printed in different colors which can help narrow it down to a specific year.
Specific headers, game number boxes, and Rain Check logo designs can be used to differentiate the year.