Lima Colored All-Stars Negro League Broadside

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1649

Item Year: 1930

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Large cardboard broadside heralding a baseball game at Halloran Park (Ohio) between the "Lima-Ohio Colored All Stars vs. White All Stars Tues. Nite 8:30 P.M. Under Lights Aug. 22." The sign notes the the colored all stars are comprised of "the best colored players from Toledo, Ft. Wayne, Detroit and other leading cities," while the white all stars are made up of "The pick of best players from Northwestern Ohio semi-pro teams." A team photo of the colored all stars is featured to the left. Games between top black teams and white teams were common during the era preceding integration, with this contest also representing an early night game. (Night baseball was first introduced at the Major League level in 1935 and quickly caught on in popularity.) As evidenced here by its more prominent placement within the display, the Lima-Ohio club was the main draw for this contest. The broadside (26 x 17 inches) displays a slight vertical fold, and both moderate water staining and edge tears along the left border. In Very Good condition overall.

Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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