1939 Baseball Centennial FDC, D&M Walter Johnson Print Block, Proof Coin, Cards and More.
Lot 245. 1939 Baseball Centennial FDC, D&M Walter Johnson Print Block, Proof Coin, Cards and More. The first day of issue envelope, postmarked at Cooperstown on June 12, 1939, has an image of Abner Doubleday, a baseball scene, and the 3-cent Centennial of Baseball stamp. Ex. Another vintage item, a metal-cut printing block, features Walter Johnson promoting a Draper & Maynard baseball glove. The D&M Lucky Dog appears twice in the metal image, which is adhered to a 2” x 2.5” wood block. Accompanying the FDC and the D&M advertising are: 1. A 1950s-60s Baseball Hall of Fame beanie, vg+ to ex, green and white, trimmed in gold. 2. A 1995 clad half dollar proof with a baseball scene (batter and catcher) on the front for the 1995 Olympics in Atlanta. Produced by the United States Mint, gem mint in its original box, original Certificate of Authenticity included. 3. 1930s matchcover promoting Macke cigarette vending machines and offering “Baseball Fans! (That Means You Ladies, Too)…Eight All Expense Trips to the World Series Opener” as prizes in a Macke Machines contest. G+. 4. A 1968 matchcover with images of Ty Cobb and information on his career. Nm. There also are 39 cards. One is a Dover reprint of 1938 Goudey card #246, Lombardi (Red Sox), ex-m. Topps issued the other 38 cards in 2013. Nine are from the regular set. There also are insert cards, Cut to the Chase CTC-14 of Price and 1972 mini card TM-41 Harper. Twenty-seven are from the Opening Day set and include Ballpark Fun BF-28 Barney, Stars ODS-16 Dickey and 85 Samardzija 1922/2013. These cards are nm-m to mint. Winning Bid $20.