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Lot # 104: 1920 "Baseball and Sex", Possibly the First Time Baseball Used as Pin-Up Photography

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "August Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 8/2/2021 6:00 PM to
8/21/2021 8:00 PM



In 1920, actress Thelma Hillerman put on a sexy outfit and posed in what was supposed to be a new baseball uniform. In reality, what this photograph represents is the first ever melding of baseball and pin-up photography. She was a famous actress and noted member of the Mack Sennett bathing beauties and she shows off some serious leg in this rare image. We have seen this photo reproduced in magazines and through websites, but never in original form. issued by the Keystone View Company and stamped on the back, the photo presents beautiful with pinholes from editorial use being the only flaw. From our research, this is the only known vintage example!

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 2.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 7.5/10

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