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Lot # 52: 1905 Germany Schaefer, "The Clown Prince of Baseball" Playing with Black Cuban Children on Tour!

Starting Bid: $15.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "MEGA Collectors Auction 2017",
which ran from 3/31/2017 1:00 PM to
4/15/2017 8:00 PM

In 1905 as part of their spring training the Detroit Tigers played some games and spent some time spreading goodwill among the people of Cuba. A unique image, this captures the clown prince of baseball Germany Schaefer as he spends some time hanging out with young Cuban children on the street during a break in the action. Taken by teammate Matty McIntyre, this is a touching piece of baseball history considering it would be more than forty years before a black player would be allowed in the game!

Size: 3x4
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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