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1912 S110 Baseball Silk Pillowcase with Cobb, Speaker & Mathewson

Lot Number 86

Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/07/2010 16:00:00 
Bid Open: 1200.00  Bid Ends: 03/24/2010 23:30:00 
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An impressive array of baseball royalty is found with the offered 1912 S110 pillowcase tobacco premium which features five star players. This exceptional fabric could only be obtained via mail in exchange for coupons packaged with the Helmar and Turkey Red tobacco brands. The approximately 22-1/2 x 22-1/2 collectible has matted dimensions of 26-1/2 x 25. Included is a centered portrayal of Christy Mathewson, with "Home Run" Baker, Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb, and Marty O'Toole surrounding the pitcher. The illustrations of the ballplayers have endured the century quite well with bright colors and crisp red stitching. It appears as if the fabric was washed at some point, as some of the original sheen is absent. Varying degrees of age-induced toning is also evident on the Baker, Cobb, O’Toole and Speaker depictions. Additionally, the matting is adhered to the perimeter with double-sided tape. The pillowcase was a premier prize in a promotional campaign which included other silks and the L1 Leather series. The fortunate winner will be a victor many times over as they relish this ready-to-frame keepsake. 
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