From an era during which civic pride, loyalty to the workplace and amateur baseball combined to give rise to extracurricular activities, this autograph display fondly recalls and pays homage to the “World Champion” amateur baseball team from Cleveland’s Fisher Foods during the early-1930s. Measuring 25-3/4 x 21-3/4”, the shadowbox display features a 9-1/8 x 7-1/4” cream-colored placard autographs by (20) members of the Fisher Foods roster. Additionally, a team-signed baseball is displayed to show a side panel. Accenting the display are a black-and-white team photo and a 1933 published newspaper clipping. Accompanying is a 1933 “yearbook” with (24) single-sided thick stock pages with individual player photographs and biographical text.
The signed placard displayed in the frame features black- or blue-ink steel tip fountain pen signatures that average (“9”) strength and clarity. Included are: Bill Arndt, Ed Avondet (signed “Edward Pie Avondet”). Fred Bonker, Tim Conway (treasurer), Frank DeVries, Andy Freemal (inscribed “mascot”), Eddie Krajnik, George Krajnik (inscribed “mascot”), Al Metti (inscribed “capt.”), Frank Nemeth (inscribed “1b”), Jim Pocta, Earl Schamp, Hank Shambach, Mike Skryp, Marty Sullivan, Joe Sutowski, Johnny Suvak, Lou Thierry, Ernie Zupanic (signed in pencil) and (1) unidentified signature.
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.