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Baseball Season Has Begun!

Baseball is back! The start of the baseball season is synonymous with the start of summer. Get excited for the baseball season with these incredible baseball-themed antiques and collectables.

Walter Johnson Signature Collage
This is a custom-designed collage honoring baseball's Walter Johnson. The collage features a typed letter signed by Johnson, a reproduction scorecard from the 1924 World Series, and a photo of Johnson in his uniform. Walter Perry Johnson (1887-1946), known in baseball as "Barney" or "The Big Train", played 20 seasons with the Washington Senators. He then became manager of the Senators for three years, later moving onto the Cleveland Indians for two. Walter Johnson was one of the original "Immortal Five", the original inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. 
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The Babe Ruth Story by Babe Ruth and Bob Considine, First Edition, 1948
This is the first edition of Babe Ruth's memoir, written by himself and Bob Considine. George Herman Ruth, nicknamed “Babe” Ruth, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. He is considered one of the greatest hitters in the sport’s history. A young talent, Ruth was immediately recruited out of high school to the Baltimore Orioles. He joined the big leagues with the Red Sox as a lefty hurler only to be sold shortly afterwards to the Yankees in 1920 as an outfielder. Ruth led the Yankees team to win seven American League Pennants and four World Series Titles.
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Vintage Varsity F10 Baseball Glove
This is a collectable, vintage baseball glove presented on a custom metal stand.
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MLB Game Used Baseball Cufflinks
These MLB-certified cufflinks are made of real baseballs used in games. The iconic baseball stitching is featured prominently, encircled by sterling silver fittings. Each cufflink set is accompanied by a certificate that denotes which game the baseball was used in.

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