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Lot # 352 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1914 B18 Blankets Del Baker Red Infield

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,700

Extremely rare 1914 B18 "Red Infield" variation of "Baker, Detroit A. L." The "Red Infields" have always been revered for their extreme rarity. Most collectors have never even seen one. Only examples featuring Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox players are known to exist with Red Infields, and only a few of each at most. This is one of an amazing group of four B18 "Red Infield" blankets, including Ty Cobb, presented in this auction. Bright and perfectly clean, with a crisp image and outstanding centering. On the reverse is a weak outline of darkening, which relates to its original packaging (B18s were issued folded), and a few remnants of the original tobacco packaging strip as is occasionally found on particularly well preserved B18 examples (these remnants could be removed as intended if desired). In overall Near Mint condition. SOLD FOR $2,700


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