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    1920's-50's Irish Meusel National League Lifetime Pass & Photographs Lot of 9. From the collection of Emil "Irish" Meusel comes this collection of Type I news photographs and personal documents. The brother of Yankee slugger Bob Meusel, Irish played with four teams over eleven years. As part of his retirement, per usual custom, he was given a "National League of Professional Baseball Clubs Life Time Pass" which is included in this lot. The pass is sealed in plastic and comes with the original leather holder. A copy of his California driver's license is included, showing a fingerprint in lieu of a photograph on the simple black and white slip of paper. Also in this lot is a letter from Ossie Bluege inviting Meusel to the 1951 Washington Senators Golden Jubilee on behalf of Clark Griffith.

    Six photographs come with this lot, including one 3x4.5" snapshot of Meusel taken in Japan in 1922 during a likely barnstorming tour. The remaining photos are all Type I news photographs of Meusel, mostly measuring about 6x8" with one 8x10." One of the more unusual pictures is of Meusel and HOFer Ross Youngs wearing fake beards made of Spanish moss in a parody of the House of David beard styles of the era. Normal wear on the photos with some creasing and tears, averaging G to VG in quality.

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    November, 2014
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