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Lot # 799 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Extraordinary 1907 Baseball Figure

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,624.00

Exceptional art statue dating from 1907, featuring a pitcher, made of plaster with heavy lead paint which gives the figure the impression of bronze. It stands twenty-two inches tall, and is engraved "Copyright 1907 American Mamito Co Phila. Pa" on the base. This is an incredible example of early baseball figural art. Very few baseball figural pieces even approach the artistry and quality of this statue. The statue has a few minor chips and scratches, which could easily be touched up and have little impact on display value, otherwise in overall Excellent condition. This is one of a set of two baseball figures issued by the American Mamito Company in 1907, the other being a batter. This statue is very rare, substantial, and ideal for display. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,624.00

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