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Old 07-22-2015, 07:01 PM
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Ok. I am really excited to have been able to acquire this grouping of items.

It all started with this photo. I purchased it last year from a fellow collector. I cam to find out through him that this was from 1934. I depicted the winners of the Quaker Oats Prize contest with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Little did I know what would happen.


I am so psyched to have acquired the collection and momentos from one of the young boys that was there that day.

Robert Coleman, 9, from Des Moines Iowa, was one of the First Prize winners who was brought to NY to go to 2 games and meet Ruth. All the items that follow are from the collection. There a lot of photos, so I will probably need more than one post to put them all up. Please wait until I get them all up to comment.

First up is the contest coupon booklet. Apparently there were weekly entries. Each coupon would be sent in with 2 box tops. The bottom photo shows how it looks totally unfolded. I photoshopped the pieces together to give you the effect. It appears, young Robert submitted weeks 4, 5, and 11.



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Next up is the telegram he received informing him of his prize and some of the things to come. One thing that strikes me is that he got word he won and only has a week to get ready. No months of planning. Simple.



They followed that up with a letter detailing his travel plans and itinerary. There was a money order, but I am sure that was spent.





Next up are some snapshots the family took along the way with details written on the back. I didn't look at the one with the players up close to see if anyone could be identified, but I will.






Cool stuff right. Wait. it gets better.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:03 PM
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Mark, that photo is a beauty.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:12 PM
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Mark thats pretty damn cool. To be able to hear first hand from someone who was actually there is amazing. Congrats buddy
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:13 PM
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So. Up next are the programs from both games Robert attended with his father. No tickets as they probably weren't issued them as VIPs. Inside the scorecards are the newspaper articles about each of the games and the second one has an article from his hometown newspaper, I think, about his experience.








And now the BEST of it all...These are scrapbook pages from his album with multiple full 8x10s original photos depicting his experience.

First up is a radio party in his hometown announcing his contest win.


Next up is a photo of Ruth and Robert probably from the dinner with Ruth at the Waldorf on Aug 3.


Robert with Ruth and Gerhig with Babe giving him some batting pointers. It was used for the newspaper article.


Next is him on rooftop of Penn hotel in Manhattan.


Article and write of event.


Another original copy of the group photo that I showed at the top.


All the kids and their families on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.


I am soooo psyched to get this all together. A time capsule flash back to a more simple and innocent time. Really cool.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:17 PM
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Amazing karma! Congrats on your fantastic find!
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So cool!! Congrats Mark!
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:59 PM
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Thanks guys

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Amazing. I am sure you were only slightly less excited than a kid winning a trip to New York to meet Babe Ruth.

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Amazing when the pieces come together like that! Thanks for sharing.
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Awesome, Mark! Congrats.
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