Lot # 100: c. 1910 Baseball Pocket Knife w/Horner Images

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Unusual souvenir pocketknife, containing images of the game's greats inside the amber-colored celluloid handle.  The knife is well-worn and used, the dark-colored celluloid making it difficult to see all the portrait images, but we are aware that one side features (top to bottom) Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie, Ty Cobb, Hal Chase, Eddie Collins and Ed Walsh, while the reverse pictures Red Dooin, a player misidentified as "Frick", Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Frank Chance.  An incredibly rare piece, we have only encountered one other example sold at auction most recently nearly two decades ago, the (well-respected) auctioneer postulating that their example might be the only one to exist.  This example is clearly well-worn, but extremely rare.

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