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Circa 1947 Sportograph MLB Team Logo Decals Complete Set of (16)

Lot Number 371

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For the collector that has everything, we present a complete c.1947 set of (16) MLB team logo decals. Issued by little known company Sportograph, these vintage paper stickers are seldom seen on an individual basis and our research team states they would willingly dine on any other complete set you may find.

 

Ranging in size from 3” round to 3-1/2 x 6”, these rare baseball souvenirs are graced with broadly appealing designs and include some important early examples of well-known logos such as the New York Yankees “top hat & bat” design created by Lon Keller in 1947, the Cleveland Indians “Chief Wahoo” first used c.1946-1947 and the Philadelphia Phillies c.1946-1950 “Fightin’ Phillies play at the plate” scene made famous by the “Whiz Kids”. Also included are a “Giants Polo Grounds New York 1947” baseball format type and two Chicago examples with similar slogans “I’m for the Cubs” and “I’m Batting for the White Sox”.

 

Though some of these immersible type decals show considerable wear, the majority remain very appealing, with: (13) averaging (VG to EX): Boston Braves, Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, New York Giants, New York Yankees, Philadelphia A’s, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators; and (3) in lesser condition: Philadelphia Phillies with surface loss at bottom left that does not affect the design, St. Louis Browns heavily abraded with considerable surface loss, St. Louis Cardinals die-cut “Redbird on Bat” that’s really not that bad, with just light abrasions on the head.



 
 
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