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1914-1915 Federal League Collection (4)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,175
Collection of four rare souvenirs relating to the Federal League's brief two-year existence (1914-1915). 1) 1914 Buffalo Federal League Schedule. The small, metal-bordered schedule, issued by The Buffalo News , features both the home and away games for the Buffalo Feds. The reverse displays the home and away schedule for Buffalo's minor-league entry in the International League. 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Ex-Mt, with only light surface wear. 2) 1914 Federal League Pin. The small red-and-white celluloid pinback reads "Booster/Federals/1914" and also features illustrations of a baseball and two crossed bats. One-inch diameter. Ex-Mt. 3) 1915 Baltimore Terrapins Homecoming Souvenir. The small, metal figural piece, in the shape of a baseball player holding a bat, reads "Terrapins Home Coming Dinner/April 7th 1915" on the reverse in relief. The design features a small clasp at the top, indicating it was meant to be hung or attached as a decorative piece to whatever the owner wished (necklace, key chain, etc.). 2.5 inches high. Moderate tarnishing; otherwise Ex-Mt. 4) Circa 1909 Real-Photo Postcard of a Boxing Match. The reason this postcard is included in this lot is that the bout pictured here took place at the Orioles Baseball Park in Baltimore, which was later home to the Baltimore Terrapins. The top portion of the composite image pictures the Oriole Park grandstand from the perspective of center field and is one of the few known images of the full grandstand that we have. The main image pictures fighters Al Kaufmann and Al Kubrick (identified by the vintage ink notations written on the front) posing prior to their heavyweight bout. The inscription on the reverse reads "Open air stage platform at Oriole Base Ball Park. Winner of this match is to meet Jack Johnson. The bout drew $4,992.70 under the management of Joe Burris." Research shows that Jack Johnson defeated Al Kaufmann on September 9, 1910, to retain the World Heavyweight title. The postcard (5.5 x 3.5 inches) has never been mailed. Vg-Ex. From the Ron Menchine Collection. Total: 4 items. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,175
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