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1920s Baseball Lobby Card Collection (4)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $2,300.00

Baseball has always been a popular topic for the silver screen. Offered are four lobby card rarities from four different baseball movies dating from the 1920s. All are long-forgotten films which do not feature actual players, but which have a fascinating appeal of their own. 1) The Battling Orioles. "In one season they got 1632 base-hits and 119 black eyes..." What more can we say? The amusing caption and mythological/nostalgic 1890s Baltimore Orioles-inspired team image make this 1924 lobby card the prize of the lot. The first example we've seen; we suspect it will be another 30 years before we see a second. This appears to be the title card. Pathepicture. Ex. 2) The Collegians starring George Lewis. Circa 1925. Vg-Ex/Ex. 3) Warming Up. 1928 Paramount release starring Richard Dix as a rookie pitcher. This was the first picture from Paramount to be produced with sound effects. Nr/Mt. 4) It's A Great Life. Title card for this circa 1920 Goldwyn Distributing Corporation release written by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Ex. Total 4 lobby cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $2,300.00

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