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    1939 Red Barber Silver Presentation Box from NBC For First Televised Game. From 1934 to 1966, Walter "Red" Barber played a critical role in play-by-play broadcasting of baseball for three different teams. The offered presentation box, made of Sterling silver, paid homage to his role in broadcasting the first televised baseball game for NBC in 1939. The inscription reads:

    "To Red Barber, Pioneer Television Sports Announcer in Grateful Appreciation, National Broadcasting Company - August 26, 1939."

    The box is tarnished and scratched, features a wooden interior, and sports the maker's mark of "Gorham Sterling 280" on the bottom.


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