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1929 Spalding Figural Trophy
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,392.00
Striking and very unusual Spalding trophy features a batter in full swing atop a wood base. The pose of the batter is very reminiscent of Lou Gehrig. The trophy was manufactured by Spalding for presentation by organized teams and leagues. We have yet to see another example of this exact style trophy. The brass plate on the base is engraved "Base Ball Trophy - R.O.T.C. - Camp Knox KY. - 1929." A "Spalding" metal logo disc (1.25 inches in diameter) originally appeared on each end of the base, but only one remains (the logo is on the back side of the base has been lost). The batter has some areas of tarnish, and there are a few very minor scuffs and scratches on the base, but the figure displays beautifully, with the presence of a bronze, and is in overall Excellent condition. This trophy style is rarer than the larger, very well known set of five Spalding trophies of the mid to late 1920s. Extremely impressive, this trophy is an exceptional example of early baseball figural art, and ideal for display. Excellent condition. Height: 12.5 inches. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,392.00
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