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1915 Boston Red Sox "Photographic" Scorecard with Babe Ruth
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,066.50
Issued as a promotional vehicle for the "Fair and Square" clothing company, this baseball scorecard features portrait images of sixteen members of both the 1915 World Champion Boston Red Sox and 1915 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies. The images are portrayed along the top border of each side of the scorecard, and even though the players are not identified by name, many are easily recognizable, including Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, Grover Alexander, Dave Bancroft, and Eppa Rixey. The front of the scorecard features a full-length image of Walter Johnson in a pitching pose, as well the name of the local company representative: "A. McFaddin, Castine, Ohio." The back lists of all of the past American and National League champions, World Series winners, and the top ten batters in each league for 1915. Since Boston is listed as the 1915 World Champions, this piece was obviously issued after the World Series, maybe as late as the spring of 1916. The scorecard (14 x 5.5 inches), which has not been scored or folded over, has a very light water stain along the top border, a small half-inch vertical tear at the base, and a few extremely minor border tears. In Very Good to Excellent condition. This is a very scarce Red Sox piece dating from Ruth's first full season in the Majors. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,066.50
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