Lot # 211: 1919 World Series Atlas Rubber Advertising Scorecard w/Cincinnati Reds

Category: Other

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM

Interesting promotional piece produced by the Atlas Rubber & Belting Co of Cincinnati, printed on heavy cardboard and measuring 10 7/8" x 7 1/2". The front features a team photo of the 1919 Reds with the players identified in small print at the bottom.  Inset images of Pat Moran, Pat Duncan and Hod Eller surround the team photo.  The reverse pictures a colorized photo of Redland Field and provides room for the scores of the game scores to be filled in.  A grommet is drilled into the top of the piece, allowing it to be thumbtacked or hung with twine.

This particular piece is extremely well-loved, creased and with significant surface wear, edge chipping and soiling.  A youngster named Dick Braun wrote his name in ink on the front, ostensibly the same person who wrote the game information into the correct areas on the reverse, tallying the runs, hits and errors for each team in the space for the Game 9 that never occurred.  A beautiful piece and a sobering reminder that in the midst of the game's greatest scandal, kids were watching and cheering their heroes, oblivious to what was happening.

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