Unique Circa 1910-1915 Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat Decal Folio Page with Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb! - Louisville Slugger Museum Provenance

Sold For: $13,200

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1568

Item Year: 1912

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Unique folio page, originating directly from the Hillerich & Bradsby Archives, displaying four colorful decals, used by the company to produce its popular line of decal bats during the period 1910 to 1915. This large fiberboard card, which was used by J. F. Hillerich & Son employees when ordering decals from the lithography company, features beautiful, full-color decal examples of Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, as well as a fourth that reads "Burnished Finish." Below each decal, handwritten in pencil, is the name of the lithography company ("Palm Fechteler") and the respective decal's unique order code. This is one of the most attractive bat-related displays we have ever seen and one that would be perfect for display alongside any advanced decal-bat collection. All of the player decals display minor flaking, with both the Cobb and Collins decals also displaying a few small chips (none affect the actual player image). The "Burnished Finish" decal displays a few larger chips in the peripheral areas. The card (7 x 11 inches) has a prepunched notebook hole along the base and is in Excellent condition. Accompanied by a 2004 one-page signed letter, on Louisville Slugger Museum letterhead, from John A. Hillerich IV, president and CEO of Hillerich & Bradsby Co., attesting to the sheet's provenance. Opening Bid $2,500. Estimate $10,000+.

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