November 30th, 2011 Holiday Catalog Auction (#32)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/1/2011.
This steamer trunk was discovered deep in the bowels of Yankee Stadium, where the forgotten remnants and tidbits of history lie quietly, and gathering dust. One of a few trunks found, it was long ago abandoned and erased from the common memory; it has sat silently for as many as 75 years awaiting rediscovery. Ostensibly of clubhouse origin and usage, who knows what treasures it once housed, from Babe Ruth’s jersey to Lou Gehrig’s cleats; what may have lay inside this trunk is known only to history; once just another piece of equipment, now an awe-filled inspiration to the imagination, longing nostalgically for a bygone era. The trunk measures 46" long x 26" deep x 24" tall and is made of wood with riveted metal trim. Painted black with 6-1/2" red, white and blue stripes. The stripes are not painted perfectly straight. "New York Yankees" is stenciled in white on each side below the handles. Lou Gehrig's number “4” (coincidence) is also stenciled in white. No original manufacturer's information or plaque exists. The trunk shows heavy use with several dents and paint chipping. Latches and handles still function, and trunk opens seamlessly. This is a perfect opportunity to own a bona fide piece of Yankees history! This item will be expensive to ship and is accompanied by a Yankees-Steiner LOA.
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Minimum Bid: $250
Price Realized: $2,257
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, December 1, 2011.
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