Early Twentieth-Century Baseball Sheet Music Collection (20)

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1550

Item Year: 1910

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of twenty scarce baseball sheet musics, spanning the years 1907 to 1913, all of which are notable for their attractive covers. Condition ranges from Poor to Very Good, averaging Gd. Despite the low technical grades, most of which are result of splits along the spine, tears, and interior tape repairs, the covers still present well and each sheet music is suitable for display.
All of the sheet musics measure approximately 10.5 x 13.5 inches, on average. The collection is comprised of the following:

1) The Tigers Went a Hunting, 1907, dedicated to "Hughie Jennings and His Great Ball Club."
2) Baseball, 1908.
3) Play Ball, 1908.
4) One-A-Strike, 1908.
5) Brother Noah Gave Out Checks for Rain, 1908.
6) Take Your Girl to the Ball Game, 1908.
7) Oh You Tigers, 1909, signed by the composer (Anna M. DeVarennes) on the front cover.
8) I Want to Go to the Ballgame, 1909.
9) The Baseball Man for Me, 1909, signed by the composer (Oralie List) on the front cover.
10) Come on Play Ball With Me Dearie, 1909.
11) Let's Get the Umpire's Goat, 1909.
12) Baseball Game of Love, 1909.
13) Make a Noise Like a Fan, 1910.
14) I Can't Miss That Ball Game, 1910.
15) The Baseball Bug, 1911.
16) The Baseball Glide, 1911.
17) Gee! It's a Wonderful Game, 1911, music by White Sox pitcher "Doc" White, who is pictured in the lower left corner.
18) Come on to the Baseball Game, 1911.
19) If You Can't Make a Hit in a Ball Game You Can't Make a Hit With Me, 1912.
20) That Baseball Rag, 1913.

Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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