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09-17-2004, 04:56 PM
Posted By: <b>runscott</b><p>This could be really tough for some of you...so list several if your brain gets tied in a knot.<br /><br />Mine are: 1910-ish Wright & Ditson baseball uniform, George Burke Babe Ruth photo, Player's League Schedule (pictured below).<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/catchme/PLSMALL.JPG">

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09-17-2004, 05:03 PM
Posted By: <b>Rob L</b><p>This is a tough one. My favorite is a town-ball sized H-style gusset/belt ball with sheep or calf-skin cover...<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095454955.JPG"> <br /><br />I'm also still pretty high on this ebay score because I am a huge Walter Johnson fan...<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095455014.JPG">

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09-17-2004, 05:03 PM
Posted By: <b>Adam J. Moraine</b><p>ONE of the MANY coolest vintage collectibles in my collection includes an ORIGINAL baseball game ticket from an 1880's/1890's baseball game. I also have a ticket stub from the 1954 World Series. (Indians vs Giants).

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09-17-2004, 05:31 PM
Posted By: <b>Aaron M.</b><p>I could probably go on for about ten pages, but if I had to narrow it down, I'd say I'm still very much in love with my c. 1910-15 blue felt Chicago Cubs pennant with the bat-swinging bear (I've only ever seen this style in red before). <br /><br />I'm also quite enamored with my most recent E-Bay purchase 9from Lew Lipset actually) of a die-cut ticket from an early 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers night game at Ebbets Field in the shape of a light bulb. The first time I'd seen this ticket since it (and a whole collection of rare Brooklyn Dodgers opening game tickets from the same era) was sold on Hunt's Auction two years ago. Lew broke up the lot on E-Bay a couple weeks ago and I got the one I wanted. Nice.

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09-17-2004, 05:36 PM
Posted By: <b>jay behrens</b><p>I no longer own it, but one of the collest things I ever owned was a presentation piece. It was a game used ball from the 1923 World Series signed by Ruth, McGraw, Huggins, Altrock and McQuillian and mounted on a rocking base. The base had engraved on it, "ball used in the World Series of 1923 Giants vs Yankees". The gentleman I aquired it from said that he got it from Ruth's agent.<br /><br />Jay<br><br>I saw weird stuff in that place last night. Wierd, strange, sick, twisted, eerie, godless, evil stuff. And I want in.

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09-17-2004, 05:45 PM
Posted By: <b>warshawlaw</b><p>I try to keep it strictly to cards, but I do have a few non-card items. The one I like best is my 1961 Union 76 Oil Dodgers Family booklet of Vin Scully that I had Mr. Scully autograph earlier this season.

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09-17-2004, 06:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie</b><p>1895-1910 scorekeeper glove:<br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095460041.JPG"> <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095460081.JPG"> <br /><br />Kimball sleeve:<br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095460204.JPG"> <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095460234.JPG"> <br /><br />Reward of Merit, c. 1850, given to pupil from appreciative teacher:<img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095460342.JPG"><br /><br />Enough of that! I also like my 1888 McPhee Cincinnati "scorecard."

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09-17-2004, 08:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Patrick McMenemy</b><p>Impossible to narrow it down to just a single item, so I have included scans of two of my favorites. It just so happens that they are both 1910 era photos. The first is a 1911 World Series photo of Ira Thomas and Connie Mack. Ira Thomas autographed the photo. The second item is a circa 1909-1910 Spring Training photo of the Pittsburgh Pirates.<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095465990.JPG"><br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095466535.JPG">

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09-17-2004, 10:04 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>some scarce packs...the Gypsy Queen has an 1889 overprint on the stamp. The Lone Jack's overprint has long been worn off the stamp. Many times they are too light to see too (too many "two's" <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14> ) later<br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095472889.JPG"> <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1095472934.JPG">

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09-17-2004, 10:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Ray</b><p>Peck and Snyder "American Club" Ice Skates dated July 11, 1871.

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09-17-2004, 11:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Max</b><p>These are the only two seasons I have seen. I don't know if there were other years published...<br /><br /><img src="http://www.ettinger.ca/178.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://www.ettinger.ca/SOX.jpg">

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09-17-2004, 11:52 PM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p>A bat used by William Bendix in the original Babe Ruth story given to me by his niece back when i was about 9 years old<br /><br />Also a handwritten letter by 19th century pitcher Ralph D Miller,in which he talks about his first game and being teammates with 'Billy' Keeler<br><br>this is my signature

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09-18-2004, 02:29 AM
Posted By: <b>hankron</b><p><img src="http://www.cycleback.com/gallery3_files/image011.jpg">

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09-18-2004, 03:35 AM
Posted By: <b>jay behrens</b><p>Forgot, I should include the letters I got form Negro Leaguers over the years asking for autographs and stories. The one from Malon Duckett is my favorite.<br /><br />Jay<br><br>I saw weird stuff in that place last night. Wierd, strange, sick, twisted, eerie, godless, evil stuff. And I want in.

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09-18-2004, 12:09 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie</b><p>?

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09-18-2004, 12:48 PM
Posted By: <b>jay behrens</b><p>It was a full page letter. He talked about his career, some of the greats he played with and against and that he wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world.<br /><br />Jay<br><br>I saw weird stuff in that place last night. Wierd, strange, sick, twisted, eerie, godless, evil stuff. And I want in.