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    Circa 1920 Max Carey Game Worn Sunglasses. With its steel mesh flanks and circular yellow lenses, this early eyewear brings a "steampunk" aesthetic to the ballfield, and represents an important but rarely seen advancement in baseball equipment. These were owned by Hall of Fame outfielder Max Carey, whose two decade playing career entirely predated the advent of night baseball. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, and these shades helped secure Carey's reputation as one of the most talented fielders in the game. Condition is wonderful with no damage to note. Included is a letter of provenance from the noted collector who purchased the glasses from Carey's son in the early 1990's. Letter of provenance from collector.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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