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    1910 "Wee Willie" Keeler Personal Mini Baseball & Mitt from His Own Testimonial Dinner. "Wee Willie" wasn't quite that small, but the miniature baseball and catcher's mitt are a charming tribute to the first star of the team that would become the New York Yankees. Each honored guest at a February 21, 1910 banquet in the Hall of Famer's honor received this scaled-down keepsake as a party favor, but none is more significant than Keeler's own, which is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from his great-nephew.

    The "Reach" brand ball is about the size of an average plum, with the red and blue stitching of period Official American League models. Both ball and glove are stamped with text relating to the event, and still housed in the original cardboard packaging. Handling and storage wear is evident, particularly on the box, but all still present nicely.


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    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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