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Original Polo Grounds Double Figural Seat
Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $6,380.00
The ultimate original Polo Grounds stadium seat. This is the rare, and to collectors by far the most desirable, double-figural Polo Grounds style, featuring the Giants' intricate interlocking "NY" design on both sides of the seat. The "NY" defines this seat at a glance as a Polo Grounds seat. To have the "NY" on both sides is the ideal. In addition, this is a freestanding model, which again is the most desirable style, needing no modifications for use or display. In addition to these rare qualities, this is a completely original, unrestored seat, with all original wood and original weathered green paint. Almost all of the Polo Grounds seats in collectors hands are rewooded and completely restored. This is an ideal original model with all of the elements which define this seat as the ultimate of its type. This Polo Grounds seat also comes with a very significant additional provenance, as this very Polo Grounds seat was chosen for exhibit at the museum show of baseball relics and art at the American Folk Art Museum in New York in 2003. The Polo Grounds will always be revered as one of baseball's grandest old ballparks. The stadium was sacred as the home of the Giants from 1891 to 1957. The New York Mets brought baseball back to the Polo Grounds in 1962 and 1963, but it was torn down in 1964 to make room for housing projects, leaving only memories and a few seats as reminders of one of baseball's longest lasting old-time ballparks. This rare double figural freestanding model features "DD 1" stenciled on the backing. There is a small crack in the middle slat and some rusting to the metal components. Well worn as expected from age, use, and the elements, but otherwise Very Good to Excellent condition. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$6,000. SOLD FOR $6,380.00
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