Lot # 125: c.1941 Trophy Baseball Radio

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/2/2023 12:00 PM to
8/19/2023 9:00 PM

This AM radio, molded in the shape of a baseball, was released in 1941. Constructed of heavy cardboard with a paper covering designed to imitate a baseball, this specially crafted sphere sits on top of a trophy-like base and measures 10 inches tall and eight inches in diameter. Two screened speakers approximately two inches in diameter are incorporated into the design at the top and bottom front, and power was initially supplied by a 54-inch electrical cord originating from the base that has deteriorated over time. An historical piece, it shows branded stamps like "Official League” ball with “Cushion Cork Center” revealed as well. A small tuning knob is located on the device’s right side with the volume control positioned on the left. Its overall condition is fair with heavy tarnishing, cracking and peeling evident on the ball's surface. No longer operable and in poor condition, it would still make for a great conversation piece in any sports memorabilia room.

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