Circa 1953 PF Shoes "Big League Baseball Stars on TV" Advertising Sign. Among the most coveted of all 1950's baseball advertising pieces is this marvelous and colorful relic promoting PF Canvas Shoes and its sponsorship of televised Major League Baseball. It's easy to see the reason for its elite status, as six Hall of Famers--Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Roy Campanella, Robin Roberts, Warren Spahn and Red Schoendienst--are among those stars providing their smiling faces for the cause. Veteran advertising collectors will recognize the PF Shoes brand, as a few other examples have surfaced in the hobby in recent years, but this is the most colorful, as well as the most star-studded, of that small supply. It must be noted that professional restoration is owed some small degree of thanks for the stunning NRMT appearance of the sign, though we stress that well over 90% of the viewable surface area is completely untouched by these efforts, which simply repaired a rather clean break in the cardboard at upper left and a one-inch chip at lower left. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only example of this particular style ever presented at public auction. Easel back. Dimensions are an impressive 19x24".

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    October, 2009
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