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1895-1942 Baseball Sheet-Music Collection Including Two DiMaggio (12)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For -
Collection of twelve baseball sheet musics spanning the years 1895 to 1942. Every sheet music in the collection pertains to baseball in some way, either by picturing a baseball scene on the cover or mentioning the word "baseball" in the title. Three duplicates are included here, thus the collection consists of nine different titles. This is a particularly impressive group in terms of highlights, especially for a relatively small number of sheet musics. 1) 1895 Manhattan Oval March . Dedicated to the Jasper Athletic Association of Manhattan College. Photo of the Manhattan College baseball team on the cover. Music store stamp on cover. 11 x 14 inches. 2) 1908 The Millionaires March Two-Step . Photo of an unidentified baseball team on the cover. 10 x 14 inches. 3-4 ) 1908 Take Me Out To The Ball-Game . Two examples, one displays a photograph of Sam Williams on the cover and the other pictures Henry Fink, otherwise basically identical. One also bears the name of a former owner on both the cover and interior. 10.5 x 13.75 inches. 5) 1909 Let's Get The Umpires Goat . Music store stamp on cover. 11 x 14 inches. 6-7) 1911 Home Run Ball . Two identical examples. Light pencil notations on the cover of each. One cover also displays a music store stamp. 11 x 14 inches. 8) 1912 Remember Me To My Old Gal . Dedicated to Chief Bender, Jack Coombs and Cy Morgan of the Philadelphia Athletics. 10.25 x 13.25 inches. 9) 1920 Six Cheerful Songs . Features a baseball illustration on the cover. 9 x 12 inches. 10-11) 1941 Joltin' Joe DiMaggio . Two examples, one with a white cover, the other a yellow cover. Otherwise identical. The white cover variety is especially rare. Each 9.25 x 12.25 inches. This is a particularly desirable sheet music (two examples) featuring DiMaggio in the year of his record 56-game hitting streak. 12) 1942 Leave Us Go Root For The Dodgers, Rodgers . Cover features a team photo of the 1941 Dodgers. 9 x 12 inches. All but four of the sheet musics ( Let's Get the Umpire's Goat , the two Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, and Leave Us Go Root For The Dodgers, Rodgers ) display interior reinforcement of the spine by means of tape. A few also display interior tape repair to small page tears. Otherwise Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Total: 12 sheet musics, 9 different. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR
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