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Circa 1915 Wilson Figural Baseball Trophy
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,770.00
Stunning heavy metal Wilson trophy (appears to be copper) dating from circa 1915. In addition to being extremely rare, this is an extraordinarily impressive example of early baseball figural art. The pitcher, atop the base, appears to be modeled after Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson. One of the best of all early baseball figural displays, this trophy was manufactured by Wilson for presentation by organized teams and leagues. They were offered for sale in Wilson catalogs but were extremely expensive, which no doubt in part explains their great rarity today. We have yet to see another example of this style trophy. The brass plate on the base was intended to be engraved to order. The plate on this example has never been engraved. A few very minor scuffs and scratches on the base are of no consequence. This trophy is a prize. It is very distinctive, artistically superior to virtually all other early baseball trophies, and far rarer than even the very well known Spalding trophies of the mid to late 1920s. Extremely striking and ideal for display. Excellent condition. Height: 16.5 inches. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $3,770.00
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