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1896 Philadelphia Press The National Game of Base Ball Art Supplement

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $588

Rare baseball art supplement sheet, titled The National Game of Base Ball , issued by The Philadelphia Press in its May 3, 1896, issue. Copyrighted in 1896 by the Forbes Lith. Co. of Boston & N.Y. The colorful sheet (16.5 x 10 inches) features a baseball diamond, grandstand, and fourteen player and/or team figures, all of which were meant to be cut out and reassembled to create an attractive diorama. The player figures are very reminiscent of N301 Mayo's Cut Plug die-cut cards issued during this same era. Because this supplement was issued on only one day, it is likely that very few have survived, let alone in such high grade. The sheet, printed on thin cardboard stock, remains in its original uncut state and displays a small area of light dusting along the left border. In remarkable Excellent condition and ideal for display. From the Ron Menchine Collection. Reserve $200. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $588


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