Summer/August 2006 Catalog > Sports > 19th Century Baseball
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Lot 987: 1894 Temple Cup Steel Engraving By Hy Sandham (33"x49")
In 1893, Pittsburgh businessman William Temple offered an ornate silver Cup, 30" high, to the winner of a seven game series between the first and second place teams in the National League. This "post season" series came to be known as the Temple Cup, and was played from 1894 - 1897, with the National League Champion Baltimore Orioles appearing in all four series. The popularity of the Temple Cup led to the creation of the offered steel engraving by renowned artist Hy Sandham. Produced in 1894, the print features a magnificent rendering of the Baltimore Orioles and New York Giants in action at the Polo Grounds during the '94 Temple Cup. The engraving is signed on the lower right border by the artist, Hy Sandham, in pencil. A magnificent 19th Century baseball relic, in overall Excellent condition with minor pencil markings on the reverse, a 1" tear to the top border, 3/4" to the upper right border, one chipped corner at upper left, light spotting on the verso. Measuring 33" x 49", the print retains a wonderful overall look..
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