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Extraordinary 1923 Baseball Trophy
Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $1,392.00
Spectacular in design and condition, this magnificent baseball trophy is a paragon of early twentieth century craftsmanship. Composed of both wood and metal, the ornate design features three distinct sections: a circular wood base, a central tier bearing the main inscription, and the attractive top piece displaying a figural baseball piece mounted atop a representation of a baseball. The inscription engraved along the center piece reads "Championship Trophy/The Press/Washington Park League/Season 1923." A metal plate affixed to the base bears the engraved name of the championship team, "Won by Sphinx Club." The trophy, which stands eighteen inches tall and has a base circumference of nine inches, is in Excellent to Mint condition. Aside from some very light, general wear to the metal components, the trophy remains in the same condition as when first presented. It would be hard to imagine a finer example of this extraordinary rarity. No maker listed but very likely produced by Dieges & Clust. This is an exceptional display piece and one of the most visually stunning of all early baseball trophies. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $1,392.00
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