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Rare Circa 1876 "Hartford Club" Baseball Player Metal Lamp Base Figurine

Lot Number 622

Quantity: Bid Starts: 02/07/2020 12:00:00 
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There are two known versions of these desirable keepsakes from the historic inaugural season of the National League—one for the Hartford Dark Blues and one for the Chicago White Stockings. A matching pair first offered in the Barry Halper auction was later sold in 2015 for $3,000. Here we have the Hartford example as a 7"-tall metal lamp base with a mustachioed batter wearing the "H" uniform above "HARTFORD CLUB" on the belt. It displays as EX with close inspection revealing a crack in the base that runs below the right front. Fully freestanding and stable with one side of the base slightly raised.

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