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1910 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics Advertising Mirror
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,350
Rare 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. This is one of the very best of all baseball celluloid items of the era. A similarly designed pocket mirror is also known for the 1910 National League Champion Pirates. The A's team mirror is by far the rarer of the two. This example is centered to the lower left and is otherwise in essentially flawless Near Mint condition, with absolutely perfect contrast, and just a few insignificant marks to the mirror side. An outstanding example of one of the most classic of all baseball celluloids. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,350
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