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    1922 Ban Johnson Commemorative Baseball Trophy Presented to the Government of Mexico. For twenty-seven years, Ban Johnson served as the first president of the American League, shepherding the 1901 upstart from its perilous first days to even standing with the entrenched Senior Circuit. But few are aware of his efforts to expand the sport beyond our national borders, an endeavor commemorated by this charming little trophy presented to the Government of Mexico.

    The figural trophy stands five and half inches tall, inclusive of the marble base, and features flags of both nations and lengthy text on front and verso regarding the friendship between the North American neighbors and the warm feelings of sportsmanship shared. It's a rather impressive work of sculpture as well, a piece befitting the high stations of the parties involved. Light oxidation is apparent, but otherwise the piece presents with no condition distractions.


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    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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