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1950s-1970s Cooperstown Baseball Collection of (12) with Silk & Broadsides

Lot Number 388

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From the scenic village of Cooperstown, NY comes this collection of baseball memorabilia and souvenirs. Home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, this upstate New York community is also the site of Doubleday Field, regarded in baseball mythology as the birthplace of the game.

Among the (12) items offered here are (3) broadsides from this sacred baseball field with: (2) 14x11 placards with the title "Hold Your Ticket Stubs" with details regarding ticket purchase refunds should what presumably was the 1975 Baseball Hall of Fame Game be called before 4-1/2 innings of play. The third Doubleday Field placard is a field use disclaimer measuring 14x10. The fourth and final broadside sign in this lot is a 14x18 "Souvenirs" price list for various mementos which could have either been employed at the baseball field or the HOF Museum. All (4) signs are in displayable condition with light to moderate wear located for the most part on the corners.

Another lot highlight is an 8-1/2 x 6" silk depiction of Currier & Ives famous "The American National Game of Baseball" lithograph. This red-bordered silk is in better condition with deference to a stain at top right that contacts the top of one tree and does not diminish the game scene.

The hits keep coming with the balance of this collection, including: (2) 1953 Hall of Fame Series "Baseball's Immortals" booklets with Ty Cobb (NM) and "Dizzy" Dean (EX); and (5) 1950s-1960s Dexter Press postcards with "Ektachrome" photographs by Peter L. Hollis of Doubleday Field, all unused and average (NM to NM-MT) including (4) unusual rounded-corner types.

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