Lot 1208: Harry Wright's Hall of Fame Plaque
Auction Date:12/19/2004 9:00 PM EST
Not many regular citizens can boast owning one of these. Imposing 16 pound, 7.8 ounce plaque (without the wooden backing) is an extra made by the foundry that creates the plaques for the Hall of Fame, and this is the first one ever offered for sale outside Cooperstown. A significant Hall of Fame piece in gorgeous condition, and showing its vintage age. Plaque reads, "Harry Wright - manager and centerfielder of famous Cincinnati Red Stockings, undefeated in 69 games in 1869-1870. First manager to win four straight pennants with Boston National Association 1872-73-74-75. Brother of George Wright also in Hall of Fame. Sponsored first baseball tour to England in 1876. Introduced knicker uniforms. Hit 7 home runs in game at Newport, KY. in 1867." Measures 11x16".
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