December 20, 2017 Holiday Catalog Auction (#49)
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Baseball returned to the Olympics in 1936 after a 24 year absence. Both of the teams that participated were from the United States and were named "World Champions" and the "U.S. Olympics". The exhibition game was played on August 12, 1936 in front of 90,000 spectators in Berlin's Olympic Stadium. In the rear of the flannel jersey below the collar is the Wilson manufacturer’s tag. On the left sleeve is a “United States” Olympic logo patch with the five Olympic rings. Across the front reads “US” chain stitched in blue on red. Across the back is the player number “1” in blue felt. The pants are sans a manufacturer’s tag and there is team piping down the sides. Also included is the matching hat and socks. This entire uniform presents in outstanding fashion and is in great overall condition. Sourced directly from the player’s family, these historic pieces of Olympic baseball are the earliest garments of United States Olympic baseball known to exist. This jersey is properly tagged, was presented to us as game-used and in our opinion shows appropriate use and is in magnificent overall condition. Accompanied by two letters from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum requesting and later thanking the family for photos from the 1936 Olympic Baseball team. These original photos of Galvin in his uniform and a picture from inside the stadium during the game are also included. The family also included various newspaper clippings and stories detailing the team and “The National Pastime A Review Of Baseball History” book.
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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Price Realized: $9,424
Number Bids:11
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