Lot # 2142: Original League Park (Cleveland) Seat with Figural End Piece

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 22 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2018",
which ran from 4/13/2018 12:00 PM to
5/6/2018 12:00 PM



Rare stadium seat with figural end piece originating from League Park in Cleveland. This is the first League Park stadium seat with figural end piece we have ever offered and we can only recall having seen one other example at auction. The ornate design of the figural piece incorporates a large representation of a baseball bat and ball intertwined within a floral design. League Park, which was known as Dunn Field from 1916 to 1927, was home to the American League Cleveland Indians from 1910 to 1946, and the Cleveland Buckeyes (1943-1948, 1950) and Cleveland Bears (1939-1940) of the Negro American League. It also played host for Games 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the 1920 World Series against Brooklyn, and a number of Negro League World Series games in 1945 and 1947. Most famously, the stadium was witness to the end of Joe DiMaggio's historic 56-game hitting streak in 1941. The freestanding seat, which appears to be all original, displays wear commensurate with its age and former use, including abrasions to the black paint and oxidation to the exposed metal framework. Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 32.5 inches (with the seat unfolded). The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot. Reserve $1,500. Estimate (open).

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