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    Exceptional Circa 1928 Paul Waner Large Die-Cut Spalding Advertising Sign from the Sarabella Collection. This exceptionally scarce and visually stunning piece is among the elite of advertising pieces we've seen from the Roaring Twenties, picturing the Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Pirate kicking up a cloud of dirt in a close play at the plate. Bold text at top reads, "Paul Waner, Leading Batsman and most valuable player of the National League 1927 uses Spalding Bats and Official Base Ball Equipment." The "Spalding" name and logo appear on the lower half, with the text "Waner Safe at the Plate!" Miraculously saved from a 1920's sporting goods store, the large piece (29x42") has since been mounted professionally on corrugated cardboard. A repaired separation crosses horizontally the catcher's image, with some minor restoration. In very good condition over all. An absolute dream piece for the serious baseball advertising collector, from the esteemed collection of Barry Halper. Nicely framed to final dimensions of 35x48".

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    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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