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1935 Goose Goslin Scientific Baseball Game

Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $360

This tabletop baseball game, manufactured by the Wheeler Toy Company in 1935, is notable for the large action photo of Hall of Fame outfielder Goose Goslin on the cover. The photo pictures Goslin at bat and is superimposed onto a larger game-in-progress scene. The caption alongside Goslin's photo reads "Actual Photo of Goose Goslin's hit that clinched the 1935 World Series." Goslin's single in the bottom of the ninth inning in game six of the 1935 World Series broke a 2-2 tie and was the deciding blow in the Detroit Tigers' series victory over the Chicago Cubs. Obviously, this game sought to quickly capitalize on Goslin's fame immediately following the fall classic. Apparently, the project was not wildly successful. This is the first example we can recall offering. The game includes the original cardboard "playing field," game spinner, twelve blank score sheets, and nineteen (out of twenty-four) of the red and yellow cardboard "player" discs, some of which remain intact in their original "unperforated" state. The interior game components display general wear and are in Excellent condition overall. The box (15.25 x 11.25 x 2 inches) displays a number of tears along the flaps of both the lid and bottom compartment, many of which have been repaired with tape. In Good to Very Good condition overall. Reserve $100. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $360

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