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    1947-48 Chesterfield Cigarettes Advertising Sign Featuring Williams, Musial, DiMaggio. While the tide of public opinion regarding tobacco has seen a massive shift over the past half century, those of us in the baseball collecting community are forced to offer a grudging pat on the back to the industry, which has supplied the hobby with some of its most important trading cards and advertising pieces. Presented is a key representation of the latter, a dazzling cardboard advertising sign boasting bright graphics and the endorsement strength of the game's greatest sluggers. We are able to assign vintage to some time shortly after the 1947 season by the identification of Bob Elliott and Joe DiMaggio as MVP's of the National and American Leagues respectively. Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Bucky Harris also lend support, along with towering Reds right-hander Ewell Blackwell. The sign has not been examined outside its frame, but the 20.5x21.5" visible area holds only a few scattered wrinkles to diverge from perfection. We advise examination of our enlargeable online photography for the most unbiased assessment. Framed dimensions 27x28".

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    July, 2015
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
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