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IPAGE 16I

SportsAntiques.com's written

coverage of the

2009 

National Sports 

Collectors Convention

Cleveland Ohio 

July 29th - August 2nd

 

 

BOOTH OF

KIRK KOVACS OF KOVACS SPORTS 

RockneBendsFrnt.JPG (55144 bytes)Next we come to the booth of Kirk Kovacs of Kovacs Sports from Curtis Ohio. Kirk and Bryan Dec were sharing a booth. First up in Kirk's booth was a pair of c1930 Knute Rockne bust bookends, 7" tall x 6 1/2" wide, $100.00

 

CocaColaBBCalendar.JPG (50933 bytes)Next up was a 1922 Coca Cola calendar with an illustration of a young lady watching a baseball game in the distance, 30" tall x 11" wide, $2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ClarenceBrooks.JPG (88970 bytes)Next was an 1881 advertising calendar for Clarence Brooks & Co. varnish featuring a period caricature of African Americans playing baseball, 6 1/4" tall x 4 3/4" wide, $125.00

 

 

 

searscat.jpg (82137 bytes)Next up was an exceptional 1912 Sears baseball uniform catalog, 7 1/2" tall x 5 1/4" wide, $475.00

 

reachcat.jpg (82992 bytes)Next was another baseball goods catalog, this one 1912 by A.J. Reach with a nice illustration of a batter at the plate, 7" tall x 5" wide, $575.00

 

1871MutAtlanfrnt.JPG (69150 bytes)Last up in Kirk's booth was an 1871 scorecard for a baseball game between the New York Mutuals and Philadelphia Athletics, back was scored, 7 1/4" tall x 4 1/4" wide, $1,600.00

 

 

 

 

BOOTH OF

BRYAN DEC VINTAGE SPORTS 

Detroit1909Full.JPG (54745 bytes)Next we come to the booth of Bryan Dec Vintage Sports from Lake Nepessing, MI. First up in Bryan's booth was a 1909 American League Champions team photo of the Detroit Base-Ball Club. The players were in suit and tie and the names of the players were inscribed across the bottom, 19" wide x 14" tall, $5,000.00

halasph.jpg (58953 bytes)Next up was a vintage photo of renown Chicago football coach George Halas as an undergraduate wearing a University of Illinois baseball uniform, 17 1/4" tall x 9 1/4" wide, $1,200.00

 

1929PhilAsWSLamp.JPG (49292 bytes)Next up was a very unusual, very cool, and very rare, table lamp that commemorates the Philadelphia Athletics winning the 1929 World Series over the Chicago Cubs. The lamp had a base made up of three elephants holding up a round ball inscribed "Philadelphia Athletics - 1929 - World Series", which had a baseball on top. One of the coolest World Series pieces I've seen. I wonder what the story behind it is as far as who made it, where it was sold, if it's one of a kind, and if so who it was made for. 8" tall, $1,500.00

 

 

 

1889NYGiantsPh.JPG (63465 bytes)Next up was an exceptional 1888 N.Y. Giants team portrait, all in suit and tie, 25" wide x 20" tall, not for sale, but scheduled for an upcoming auction

 

golftoy.jpg (58357 bytes)Next up was a c1930's tin litho "Jocko the Golfer" toy, looked faded but antique sports toys are scarce, 6 1/2" tall, $450.00

 

 

 

 

 

1917WrightDitTrFull.JPG (74850 bytes)Next up was a 1917 Wright and Ditson baseball championship trophy cup awarded to "Central District A.L., had a nice relief plaque on the front of a batter. Hunt had another example of the same trophy but not as nice condition, 19 1/2" tall, $600.00

 

 

 

RedSoxRazor.JPG (67715 bytes)Last up in Bryan's booth was vintage straight razor with the original box and had "Red Sox" inscribed on the red plastic handle, $450.00

 

RuthGameFull.JPG (79613 bytes)
 
RuthPrint.JPG (71314 bytes)

Here's fatigue setting in...I know these two Ruth items were in the Dec/Kovacs booth, but didn't record who's they were or the details, just got photos.

 

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