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Circa 1930 Milwaukee Giants Negro League Broadside
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $690.00
Rare circa 1930 Negro League broadside advertises the Milwaukee Giants. Designed to promote the team and encourage locals to come see them in action, the broadside features a photograph of the team standing side by side, with player identifications below. Included are forgotten players, identified primarily by last name only, such as Strickland, Worrell, Williams, as well as team owner C.L. Gooch, and one player identified as "Chief Renville," suggesting that he may be of Indian descent. Despite the broadside's claim that they have "the best reputation of any club on the road," we cannot find this Giants team in our reference books. However, we have identified some of the individual players as being on the rosters of various prominent Negro League teams. Player uniforms read "McCoy-Nolan Giants." The broadside is a cream color with a panoramic photo of the owner and 12 of the players standing on the field. The poster measures 13.25 x 21.5 inches, and is beautifully matted and framed to dimensions of 21.5 x 28.5 inches. Unusual, rare, and ideal for display. Extremely high grade for a broadside of this era. Virtually flawless Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $690.00
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