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Twentieth-Century Baseball Sheet Music Collection (22)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $1,998

Exceptional collection of twenty-two baseball sheet musics, spanning the years 1905 through 1948, all of which are notable for their attractive covers, including three picturing Babe Ruth. This is a very substantial representative collection of baseball sheet musics, a collection unto itself, each a high-quality piece ideal for display (as they have been in the library of our consignor for thirty years). In our listing we have noted the title, year of issue, any pertinent information, and condition. All of the sheet musics measure approximately 10.5 x 13.5 inches, on average, with a few smaller. 1) Line It Out McGinnity , 1905, Vg. 2) Cubs on Parade , 1907, photos of Frank Chance and Charles Murphy on cover, Gd (covers and pages detached). 3) Between You and Me , 1908, written by Johnny Evers and Joe Tinker and picturing both players on the cover, Gd/Vg. 4) Base-Ball , 1908, Vg. 5) Let's Get the Umpires Goat , 1909, Vg/Ex. 6) Little Puff of Smoke , Good-Night , 1910, words by Ring Lardner and music by G. Harris "Doc" White of the Chicago White Sox, photo of Harris on the cover, accompanied by a T206 card of Harris (Fr/Gd), Gd/Vg (partial separation at the spine). 7) At the Base Ball Game , 1910, Vg. 8) Come On to the Baseball Game , 1911, Ex. 9) Gee! It's a Wonderful Game , 1911, music by G. Harris "Doc" White of the Chicago White Sox, photo of Harris on the cover, Vg/Ex. 10) Marty O'Toole , 1911, Vg. 11) Say! Put That Horsey Hide Over , 1911, Vg (moderate toning). 12) The Grand Old Game of Base Ball , 1912, Gd (numerous tape repair on the interior. 13) Three Cheers! Base-Ball is a Grand Old Game , 1912, illustrations of Chief Bender, Jack Coombs, and Cy Morgan on the cover, Vg (a few pencil notations on the cover and interior). 14) The Red Sox Speed Boys , 1912, Ex (name written on the cover in pencil). 15) That Baseball Rag , 1913, accompanied by a small, circular advertising card (in the design of a baseball) for the sheet music, Gd/Vg (large vertical tear extending from the bottom). 16) The Millionaires March Two Step , 1918, photo of an unidentified team on the cover, Vg/Ex). 17) Batter Up Uncle Sam is at the Plate , 1918, Vg. 18) Batterin' Babe Look at Him Now , 1919, action photo of Babe Ruth as a member of the Red Sox on the cover, Gd/Vg. 19) Joosta Like Babe-A-Da Ruth , 1928, Ex (small piece of two-way tape on the reverse). 20) The Galloping A's , 1929, illustration of Connie Mack riding a white elephant on the cover, signed in black fountain pen by the composer, Wallace Legrande Henderson, on the cover, Vg. 21) Our Bambino , 1948, large photo of Ruth as a member of the Yankees on the cover, Ex (affixed, by means of adhesive on the reverse, to a white mount). 22) I Want to Go to the Ball Game , undated (probably circa 1910), Vg (small area of paper loss on the back cover). Total: 22 sheet musics. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,998

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