Lot # 161: 1930's Ray Schalk (HOF) Jigsaw Puzzle Original Box

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 4 (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

After his retirement, popular catcher and future Hall of Famer Ray Schalk became the manager of the Buffalo Bisons of the International League.  To promote ticket sales, the club produced a 200-piece jigsaw puzzle which, when assembled, produced a, 11" x 14" picture of Schalk.  The box advertised a giveaway of 45 season tickets, 400 box seat tickets and 2,000 reserved seat tickets.  Presented here is a display box which once housed the puzzle.  Very rare today, the box measures approximately 7 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/4" and does exhibit some wear, including creasing and paper loss, the name "Ralph" written in pencil at the top.  An interesting memento of a sales promotion the likes of which we've not seen.

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