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1910 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics Advertising Mirror

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $2,937.50

Spectacular 1910 Philadelphia Athletics celluloid pocket advertising mirror features portrait photos of the 1910 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics in tiny individual ovals, surrounding an advertisement in the center for the Equitable Loan Society of Philadelphia, a Philadelphia pawn shop. The seventeen players depicted are Collins (HOF), Baker (HOF), Bender (HOF), Plank (HOF), Murphy, Lord, Krause, Livingstone, Morgan, Davis, Houser, Lapp, Coombs, Thomas, Oldring, and Barry, plus the team's manager, Connie Mack (HOF). This pocket mirror was distributed as an advertising giveaway by the Equitable Loan Society, and measures 2-3/16 inches in diameter. In our opinion, by any measure, this is one of the very best of all baseball celluloid items of the era. A similarly designed pocket mirror is known for the 1910 National League Champion Pirates. The A's team mirror is by far the rarer of the two. This is a particularly strong, essentially flawless, example, with absolutely perfect contrast, and just a few insignificant flakes to the mirror. In all our years of specializing in baseball celluloids, we've seen only a few examples of this rarity, and this is the best example we've ever seen. An outstanding high-grade example of one of the most classic of all baseball celluloids. Near Mint condition. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,937.50

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