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    The most coveted baseball advertising signs of the post-war era!

    1953-54 P.F. Flyers "Big League Baseball Stars on TV" Advertising Signs Lot of 2. Just over a year after supplying the hobby with the most significant trading card "find" of the young new century with hundreds of pristine E98's from "The Black Swamp," Heritage is pleased to match the feat with this spectacular new entry into the competitive world of post-war baseball advertising pieces. A home renovation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania brought this pairing into the light after six decades of service as wall insulation, a veritable time capsule that transports the viewer back to a momentous era in our National Pastime's history.

    Five signs in total were rescued by our consignor from their long period of confinement, with the other three on offer in the Final Session of this Platinum Night auction. The best pair is presented here, each stunningly well-preserved rarity bearing the names and likenesses of the greatest stars of the Eisenhower-era game.

    Handwritten dates on verso of each assign the posted vintages, the earlier model a simple 19x26" rectangle and the later version (19x25.5") upping the ante with the die-cut heads of Ted Williams, Robin Roberts, Mickey Mantle and Warren Spahn. Experienced collectors are well aware that die-cut relics from this era are particularly susceptible to damage due to their inherent structural weakness, but this model remains miraculously free of such issues, with just the slightest edge wear to report. We'd rate the die-cut model a 99 on a 100-point scale. Some bending at the edges of the upper corners of the earlier model would account for a 97 on the same scale. We stress that each is 100% original and free of any restoration. Original easel back remains on each. The finest examples on Earth.








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    Auction Dates
    February, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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