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Posted by Bill Rogers at 4:43 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014
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This proves that more than one set of jerseys were issued to the team members during the season ( I believe 3 or 4 sets) in this period. We know they were recycled for use in Spring Training and the following regular season sometimes.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
1888 "Scrapps" St. Louis Browns and Detroit Wolverines
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,962.50
Collection of twelve different 1888 "Scrapps" (out of only eighteen in the set), highlighted by Hall of Famers Charles Comiskey and Ned Hanlon. This uniquely designed issue features nine players from the American Association’s legendary St. Louis Brownie Champs and nine players from the Detroit Wolverines.
This is one of the few full-color baseball issues from before 1900 and also one of the most unusual and displayable of all early baseball-card sets. Each card has been graded and encapsulated by SGC (except one PSA): Two VG/EX 50: David Foutz and J. C. Rowe. Four VG 40: Robert Caruthers, C. H. Getzen, James O'Neill, and Hardy Richardson. Three GOOD 30: Charles Comiskey (HOF), F. Dunlap, and Ned Hanlon (HOF, PSA GOOD 2). Two FAIR 20: C. W. Bennett and Walter Latham. One Auth: A. J. Bushong.
These cards were intended to be glued into scrapbooks and almost always have glue stains or paper residue on their reverses. The flaws on the reverse are often responsible for SGC grading this issue very harshly. This is a very attractive collection of twelve different 1888 "Scrapps," representing a very substantial start toward completion of this unusual nineteenth-century die-cut set, highlighted by two key Hall of Famers. Total: 12 cards.
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,962.50
Posted by Bill Rogers at 4:30 PM
Monday, February 3, 2014
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $7,540.00
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Rare St. Louis Browns home flannel jersey worn by utility infielder Lin Storti in 1933. The white flannel jersey features the club's distinctive intertwined "SL" logo on the left sleeve and the number "24" on the reverse. All letters and numerals have been appliquéd in brown felt. Gold braid piping adorns the collar, button panel and each sleeve end.
A "Spalding" label is situated in the collar, to the right of which appears the name "Storti" chain-stitched in red. Original and unaltered, the jersey displays moderate wear including minor tears to the gold piping along the collar. However, the jersey remains in a fine state of preservation and is free of any significant stains, tears or moth holes so commonly found in game-used garments of this vintage.
Despite their lack of success on the field, St. Louis Browns memorabilia has always been extremely popular with collectors, especially game-worn jerseys. Storti played with the Browns from 1930 to 1933; however, 1933 was the only season in which he wore number 24.
St. Louis Browns flannels from this era are virtually nonexistent. This particularly rare "style jersey" is one of six 1930s Browns jerseys that surfaced in an exciting find several years ago. When those jerseys were sold, this example was judged by our consignor to be the finest of the collection in terms of condition. It was also one of only two jerseys from the find that was all original, with no alterations or number change.
Graded A9 by Mears (with one point deducted for the minor tears to the gold piping along the collar). LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $7,540.
Posted by Bill Rogers at 9:38 AM
1929-30 St. Louis Browns Game Worn Jersey. We've been able to narrow the vintage to a two-season span by virtue of the lettering style on the chest that debuted in 1929 and the absence of a number (or stitching pattern thereof) on verso. The team adopted jersey digits for the 1931 season. We assume that the player attribution was once handwritten on the "Rawlings St. Louis" collar tag, but time has erased any notations, leaving original ownership an enduring mystery.
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Posted by Bill Rogers at 9:31 AM
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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|George Stone, American League Browns Batting Champion|
George Stone (1876-1945). Color portrait of George Stone with the St. Louis Browns. Stone, the hard-hitting outfielder of the St. Louis Browns, has missed few games since he has been on their pay-roll, except in 1909. In the four years ending 1908 he played in 611 games. His aggregate batting average for those four years was.317.
Posted by Bill Rogers at 1:30 PM
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