Love of the Game Opening Day, 2013 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/7/2013
Absolutely spectacular memento from late 19th Century baseball, this child's pencil box is hand crafted from polished wood, with a lithographic transfer of some sort affixed to the top, depicting a baseball scene.  Whenever we see uniforms of those colors from this period, we think of Buck Ewing's Giants and Cap Anson's White Stockings, but in reality these are likely two anonymous teams, playing a game in front of some spectators, players lounging along the first base line.

The piece is in excellent or better condition, with very few blemishes on the lid, and a well-constructed, working lid that exposes three small compartments inside for children's school implements.

Pieces like this are simply not common in the hobby - this is an incredible display piece, extremely attractive and well-preserved for more than a century.
Spectacular c. 1880s Baseball-themed Pencil Box Spectacular c. 1880s Baseball-themed Pencil Box Spectacular c. 1880s Baseball-themed Pencil Box
Spectacular c. 1880s Baseball-themed Pencil Box
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Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium.: $502
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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