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    19th Century "Crack Team" Baseball Cigar Label. This exceptional piece of Victorian-era baseball artwork was intended to find a home on the inner lid of a cigar box, but the embossed lithograph was spared active duty and comes to us in magnificently unused, undamaged condition as a result. The artistry and craftsmanship of the piece is a fine testament to the work of Louis E. Neuman & Co. of New York, a noted artisan of the era. The giltwork highlighting the "Crack Team" headline and the extravagant framing remains in stellar shape, and the period details of the baseball game pictured, and its archaic equipment, should certainly thrill the early baseball historians among us. Entirely free of any noteworthy condition issues short of two pairs of staple holes along left side, the piece measures 6x7.75", and is professionally matted and framed to overall dimensions of 13.75x16.5". Surely among the most elegant artifacts of our National Game to be offered in the collecting hobby.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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