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    1932 Bing Miller Base Ball Game. An exceedingly rare game capitalizing on the popularity of the man who hit the clinching walk-off double to claim the 1929 World Series for the Philadelphia Athletics. A marble is placed against one of three openings in the guard wall and struck with a finger to put it in play. Various labeled holes determine the outcome. A genuine signature, and that of teammate Roger Cramer, appear on the box lid beneath the facsimile Miller signature. These blue ink authentic examples rate 5/10. Lid shows wear at the edges but the playing board is much stronger with few faults to distract the eye. Fewer than five known.


    The Dr. Mark Cooper Collection of Vintage Baseball Games


    In the preface to his definitive guide on the topic, Baseball Games: Home Versions of the National Pastime 1860s - 1960's, Dr. Cooper points to the absence of a clock, the "timelessness" of the sport, that makes it the perfect subject for board games. But his remarkable collection, likewise documented in the popular volume Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections, is timeless in more ways than one. Most of us discovered our love of the sport of baseball in our youth, and it lives forever in this joyful assembly that transports us back to our own childhood, and that of our National Pastime.

    Represented in the following lots are many of the key entrants in Cooper's peerless collection, a study in the evolution of the both sport and this fascinating collecting subgenre. Whether the fascination is delivered through marvelous period graphics, groundbreaking mechanical interface, or some combination of the two, these games are certain to transport their new owners to a simpler age when both our National Pastime and the notion of childhood existed in a far purer form.


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    May, 2013
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