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1958-1963 Hartland Statues Complete Set Plus Little Leaguer and Minor Leaguer (21)
Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $4,350.00
Complete set of all eighteen Hartland Major League baseball players, plus two variations of the "Minor Leaguer" and "Little Leaguer." The Hartland Company's series of baseball statues, issued from 1958 to 1963, are the most sought after sports personality figures ever made. They are so well crafted that the fans of each player can easily recognize their favorite by their stance or pose alone. Each statue was originally designed to retail for $1.98 to $2.50. In 1958 dollars that equates to about $20.00 to $25.00 today, so it understandable that most purchases of Hartlands were for special occasions, and most kids had no more than a few of them. The complete set of eighteen different statues is accompanied by the Little Leaguer (Nr/Mt) and two variations of the small batter (4 inches in height), sometimes referred to as the "Minor Leaguer" (both Nr/Mt, white with black base; cream color with #5 on back in black). All eighteen Major Leaguers are creamy to creamy-white statues, and all have original bats. Some with light scratches or scuffs. The set, which displays very beautifully, with all of the statues freestanding, is comprised of Eddie Mathews (Ex-Mt), Dick Groat (Ex-Mt), Hank Aaron/light skin (Nr/Mt), Willie Mays (Ex-Mt), Rocky Colavito (slight bend in bat, o/w Nr/Mt), Duke Snider (Ex), Don Drysdale (toe plate and pitching rubber appear to be reglued, o/w Ex), Harmon Killebrew (slight bend in bat, o/w Ex), Warren Spahn (Nr/Mt), Stan Musial (Ex), Nellie Fox (Ex-Mt), Ted Williams (tape residue on bottom of toe plate, o/w Ex-Mt), Babe Ruth (piece of bat broke off, o/w Nr/Mt), Luis Aparicio (toe plate missing, o/w Nr/Mt), Roger Maris (bat glued in hands, o/w Ex-Mt), Ernie Banks (paint residue on bottom of feet, o/w Ex-Mt), Mickey Mantle (piece of bat broken off, o/w Ex-Mt), Yogi Berra (no mask, o/w Ex-Mt), and Little Leaguer (Nr/Mt). Total 21 statues. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $4,350.00
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