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ibuysportsephemera 05-19-2017 05:06 PM

Vintage Football or Baseball Scoreboard- Cedar Falls
 
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A friend asked me to post this to see if anyone collects or has information on this type of scoreboard. If there is interest he would be looking to sell it. He thinks it is about 2 foot by 3 foot. I look forward to your responses.

Thanks,

Jeff

biohazard 05-20-2017 09:58 AM

Interesting piece. I have a few scoreboards in my collection. Both are a wee bit smaller and would likely be found in a bar advertising a national or local beer or spirit. Your friends scoreboard is interesting but I have no idea as to how it was utilized. My guess would be football.

ibuysportsephemera 05-20-2017 11:47 AM

Thanks Dean...I also thought it was a football scoreboard. Any idea of value?

Thanks,

Jeff

Dave Grob 05-20-2017 02:24 PM

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Any possibility that this is for basketball? That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw it as have seen similar devices come out of indoor facilities.

Just a thought.

Dave Grob

khkco4bls 05-20-2017 03:03 PM

I also thought basketball

ibuysportsephemera 05-20-2017 03:30 PM

Yes, it absolutely could be a basketball scoreboard. Does anyone collect scoreboards?

Jeff

JollyElm 05-20-2017 04:18 PM

It's most likely for football, as there are only 2 slots for numbers. It is a rare day indeed when a football team goes into triple digits. (Obviously, it could be easily used for baseball, too.) At lower levels, basketball games don't usually go past the 100 point mark (no, I don't have any hard data to 'prove' that), but if you were creating a scoreboard for a hoops team, you would undoubtedly give it three number slots. (And I won't even mention the outdoor wear on this sucker.)

khkco4bls 05-20-2017 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by JollyElm (Post 1663132)
It's most likely for football, as there are only 2 slots for numbers. It is a rare day indeed when a football team goes into triple digits. (Obviously, it could be easily used for baseball, too.) At lower levels, basketball games don't usually go past the 100 point mark (no, I don't have any hard data to 'prove' that), but if you were creating a scoreboard for a hoops team, you would undoubtedly give it three number slots. (And I won't even mention the outdoor wear on this sucker.)

But back at that time highly unlikely a local team would be nowhere near a 100 points

biohazard 05-21-2017 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ibuysportsephemera (Post 1663124)
Yes, it absolutely could be a basketball scoreboard. Does anyone collect scoreboards?

Jeff

It is hard to miss the four holes on each side of the number. Each hole could have possibly represented a quarter, so perhaps either a basketball or football scoreboard. Given the size, I would say the board was used indoors, it would be easier to read indoors as opposed to the vastness of a football field. Then again, perhaps sparsely attended outdoor sports, field hockey, lacrosse? There seems to be some sort of numbered wheel behind the sign (upper left in the picture).

As for value. Have you done any research on Cedar Falls? Is it a high school? VFW post? Former minor league team? Anything? Are there any markers on the reverse to try and date the piece? As is, whatever a collector would be willing to pay. I would say not more than a $100. It is an interesting piece for the man cave. If some history gets behind the piece then it could go higher. The piece is handmade so perhaps the folk art collectors would bid the price higher. Aesthetically, the piece is simply done, no advertising, lack of color.

Edit - I see the numbered wheel on the bottom left as well and it is the numbers for the actual piece. This thing had to sit on some sort of contraption (easel??) so the operator could change the score. Interesting.

Edit #2: A google search on the image returned no results. Googles best guess for the image: Vehicle. So, it is not a scoreboard at all, it is a vehicle, end of discussion.

ibuysportsephemera 05-21-2017 08:17 PM

Thanks Dean...a vehicle it is then!

I will pass this on to my friend. It was a warehouse find and was just a small part of a very large purchase.

Jeff


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