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Lot # 71: 1915 Baker Bowl, "Storied Philadelphia Ballpark Hosts the World Series" Incredible Stadium View

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 38 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "October Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/26/2021 9:00 PM to
10/9/2021 8:00 PM

The Baker Bowl holds a place in baseball history like few other ballparks. It's cozy atmosphere and small dimensions led to a family-like setting at ballgames and the fact the teams were usually horrible only added to it's legacy. All that changed in 1915 as the World Series came to Philadelphia, largely n the back of pitching sensation Grover Cleveland Alexander. Because the team was always in the rear view mirror and the ballpark lacked much of the swag others did, images of the Baker Bowl itself are quite rare with this being perhaps the fines one in the hobby. Stamped on the back by Underwood and Underwood and concretely dating to the first game the World Series, the only game the Phillies won, the image also captures Alexander on the mound. One of the greatest stadium images we have ever handled and offered here for the first time ever fresh out of a newspaper archive.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8/10

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