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    1910 Philadelphia Athletics World Championship Trophy Presented to Tully Frederick "Topsy" Hartsel. One of the earliest and most impressive Major League Baseball Championship trophies ever to reach the auction block, this stunning specimen was the prize awarded to Connie Mack's feisty little left fielder Frederick "Topsy" Hartsel following the White Elephants' five-game Series victory over Tinker, Evers, Chance and the rest of the Chicago Cubs ballclub. The tri-handled loving cup is boldly engraved upon its face, "Presented by The Citizens of Philadelphia to T. Frederick Hartzel (sic), World's Champions, The American Baseball Club of Philadelphia, Season 1910." The raised seal of the City of Philadelphia rests at center. The two remaining sides of the cup feature a crossed bats and ball motif and a team logo pennant respectively, the latter exhibiting some loss to the enameling but none to the enormous visual appeal. The body of the cup is crafted from silver-plated base metal and measures eight inches in height, with the mouth of the cup at a diameter of six inches. A dent at the edge of the base, below the right arm in the catalog photograph, must be noted, but is barely noticeable upon display. A weighty and impressive piece even without its tremendous baseball significance, and the ultimate memento of Connie Mack's first great dynasty. Please also see Hartsel's game worn jersey, personal photographs and funeral guestbook also featured within this auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    3rd Saturday
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