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Lot # 862 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1910 Peach Baseball Gloves Advertising Display

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $2,900.00

Beautiful full-color lithograph advertising store display for Peach brand baseball gloves produced by the "J.A. Peach Company of Gloversville, N.Y." The display features full-length illustrations of nearly every top star of the game including Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, Frank Baker, Nap Lajoie, Chief Bender, Ed Walsh, and Roger Bresnahan, as well as managers John McGraw and Connie Mack, who are pictured seated in the dugout. The color, composition, and design of the poster make it one of the most impressive baseball advertising pieces from any era. This is one of only two examples known to exist. The other example originally had some very serious condition problems and has since been beautifully restored to its original state. This example also has condition problems. A portion of the top and left side of the poster (including images of Chance, Kling and Stahl) has been cut away, but the primary central portion featuring all of the most important elements of the poster design remains, and this portion presents in Very Good to Excellent condition. Despite significant and minor condition flaws (which include some surface abrasions and light creases), the poster displays beautifully as is, and would be a significant and worthy addition to even the most advanced baseball advertising collection. It is also possible that the poster, like the only other known example, could be professionally restored if desired. The grand visual appeal, and the inclusion of stars such as Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and Walter Johnson, make this poster one of the most impressive of all baseball-related advertising pieces. Dimensions: 21.5 x 14 inches. Beautifully matted and framed to total dimensions of 28.5 x 20.75 inches. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500/$5,000. SOLD FOR $2,900.00

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