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1892 to 1916 Miscellaneous Baseball Collection (7)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,190.00
Presented is a very unusual assemblage of seven very high quality vintage baseball items spanning the years 1892 to 1916. This is a fascinating group of rare, interesting, and unusual items. 1) 1892 N.Y. Giants and Brooklyn N.L. New York Recorder Newspaper Premium Set (2). Scarce and very attractive full-color 1890s newspaper premium set. The Brooklyn premium features portraits of the entire team including John Ward in the center. Aside from a very light vertical paper wrinkle it is in Excellent to Mint condition. The Giants (including Ewing, Welsh, O'Rourke and Rusie) are featured in an outdoor team pose. Minor imperfections include a few light creases in the margins, but still with an overall Excellent appearance. Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches. 2) 1905 paddle-ball game board (4.25 x 6.25 inches) featuring portraits of Rube Waddell and Harry Davis of the Philadelphia Athletics on the reverse. This game is designed to be played with a small wooden ball attached to the cardboard paddle by a string. The front of the game card depicts a full-color illustration of a game-in-progress scene. The ball and string are missing, otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. 3) This extremely rare circa 1907 Pickering's Furniture Company advertising card (7 x 9.25 inches) features a full-length batting pose of Honus Wagner. Printed on cardboard stock, the card reads "Worlds Greatest Player" at the top and Wagner's 1906 stats are printed below his image. Heavy crease in the upper right corner. Very Good condition. 4) Circa 1920s Ty Cobb Stanhope View. Stanhopes, or 'peeps,' are miniature microphotographic lenses incorporated in many novelty collectibles produced from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. The microphotographic images on Stanhope lenses were produced for a range of subjects and important occasions. They were pictorial souvenirs long before the invention of postcards. This 14k gold "radio design" Stanhope charm features Ty Cobb in a throwing pose. When viewed through the tiny lens the image is crystal clear. Very unusual. First we've seen. Near Mint condition. 5) Rare 48-page souvenir publication (3.25 x 6.25 inches) issued in 1910 by the Chicago Daily News and titled Players In The World's Series Baseball Championship. Issued just prior to the the 1910 World Series, the cover features a bear cub (representing the Cubs) squaring off against the Philadelphia A's white elephant. The interior pages feature full-length poses and short biographies of the team members from both clubs, including Hall of Famers Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Frank Chance, Mordecai Brown for Chicago and Eddie Plank, Frank Baker, Chief Bender, and Eddie Collins for Philadelphia. Excellent condition. 6) 1916 Spalding sports equipment catalogue (5.5 x 8 inches). 63-page Spalding catalogue for ordering baseball goods and other sports equipment. The cover features a particularly striking and beautiful full-color illustration. The back cover is separated at the top of the spine and there is some slight moisture stains throughout. Overall Very Good to Excellent appearance. Total 7 items. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000 SOLD FOR $3,190.00
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