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IPAGE 10I

SportsAntiques.com's written

coverage of the

2009 

National Sports 

Collectors Convention

Cleveland Ohio 

July 29th - August 2nd

 

 

BOOTH OF 

KEVIN BRONSON OF BRONSON GALLERIES

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Next we come to the booth of the prolific Kevin Bronson of Bronson Galleries from Holidaysburg, PA. 

 

HeubachBB.JPG (59817 bytes)First up in Kevin's booth was a c1890 pair of bisque statues of baseball players made by Heubach. (Hue- Bock) one was a pitcher, the other a batter. They were the 10" tall version, $900.00 for the pair.

 

pict5092.jpg (671093 bytes)Next was a jersey signed by soccer superstar Pele, $8,500.00

 

 

Cubs29Pano.JPG (50643 bytes)Next up was a 1929 Chicago Cubs panoramic team photo, 38" x 11", $2,350.00

 

1913PhillAmLeagueChamps.JPG (65461 bytes)Next was a striking  panoramic style print featuring sixteen players of the 1913 Philadelphia A's American League Championship team, 29" wide x 15" tall, $2,350.00

 

PattGreenBxPoster.JPG (83956 bytes)Next up was a 1970 Floyd Patterson vs. Charlie Green boxing match site poster from Madison Square Garden, 29 3/4" wide x 23 1/2" tall, $550.00

 

DempseyWilMovie.JPG (81647 bytes)Next up, a 1939 Dempsey vs. Willard movie fight poster, $550.00

 

 

 

EZBallGumMach.JPG (65173 bytes)Next up was a c1930 EZ Ball-Gum machine with the original sign on top, 24" tall, $5,500.00

 

03AmLeagueCom.JPG (73822 bytes)Next was an impressive imperial cabinet composite photo featuring all baseball players in the American League in 1903, in a period oak frame. Kevin said it was a 2nd generation photo and that 1st generation ones go for $35,000.00, 31" wide x 27" tall, $3,500.00 (see high resolution here)

 

WalterAveryAuto.JPG (40397 bytes)Next was what would have had to have been the most important autograph at the show. An obscure looking  6 1/8" tall x 3 3/4" wide piece of paper inscribed with a list of some kind, and signed at the top by Walter T. Avery who not only played for the Knickerbockers in their first game at Elysian Fields on June 19th 1846, along with Alexander Cartwright, but was also their first elected president. $4,500.00, see high resolution imaged below:

 

ebbcfull.jpg (74567 bytes)Last in Kevin's booth was not only what I believe the best piece at the show, but one of the greatest sports display antiques I've ever seen. I refer to a large broadside poster which announced an event to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the Eagle Base-Ball Club of New York City, held August 25th 1871. The Eagle Base-Ball Club was one of the earliest baseball clubs in New York city where organized baseball has it's roots. As I understand, the Eagle Base-Ball Club started as the "Eagle Club" in 1840 for playing "Town Ball" a forerunner of baseball. Making this poster into not just a great historical baseball display piece, but an artifact directly linked to the very nucleus of the game.

 

 BEST PIECE OF THE SHOW AWARD 

National Sports Collectors Convention

Booth of Kevin Bronson, $22,000.00

"Last in Kevin's booth was not only what I believe the best piece at the show, but one of the greatest sports display antiques I've ever seen..."

 

"...the Eagle Base-Ball Club started as the "Eagle Club" in 1840 for playing "Town Ball" a forerunner of baseball. Making this poster into not just a great historical baseball display piece, but an artifact directly linked to the very nucleus of the game."

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42" x 28"

 

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