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Original Crosley Field Seat with Figural End Piece
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,293
This original stadium seat from old Crosley Field in Cincinnati is notable for the fact that it features a rare and highly desirable figural end piece. The endpiece, which displays the Reds' familiar team logo, clearly defines it as a Crosely Field seat and further indicates that it was once located at the end of a row. The seat is complete with all of its original wood and metal framework, both of which bear numerous layers of red paint. Crosley Field, which was originally named Redland Field, was home to the Cincinnati Reds from 1912 through 1970 and also played host to two Negro American League clubs: the Tigers (1937) and the Clowns (1942). Among the sights witnessed by occupants of this seat were the first night game in Major League history, which occurred on May 24, 1935, the first of Johnny Vander Meer's consecutive no hitters, two All-Star Games, and a number of World Series contests. The Reds vacated Crosley Field in 1970 and it was torn down in 1972. The seat is heavily worn, but appears to retain all of its original components, making it quite rare in that respect. The seat has been mounted onto a wooden cross frame which allows it to stand freely. Seats with figural endpieces have always been highly coveted by collectors and this piece is an outstanding example from one of baseball's venerable old ballparks. Please Note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, shipping costs (depending on where it is sent and its method of shipping) may be substantial. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,293
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