1912 Fred Clarke Boston Garter Store Display 
Lot Number 154
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
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Description

The 1912-1914 H813 Boston Garter series was issued by the George Frost Co. for their brand of athletic stockings. Retailers displayed advertising posters in their storefronts featuring prominent baseballers of the day to promote this menís apparel. To satiate public demand, a proprietor could write the company for a complete set of checklist-backed cards to either distribute to the public or to further adorn an establishment. The offered 1912 Fred Clarke Boston Garter store display is a stunning survivor of this advertising campaign. This example features a partially undressed Clarke in the Pittsburgh locker room proudly displaying his sponsored garter. The backdrop portrays a glorious stadium scene, players warming up for a contest, and a luminous pastel cityscape. This pared down portion measures approximately 7-5/8 x 8-1/2Ē at its outermost dimensions. Aside from a corner crease and some age toning, the majority of wear on this blank-backed specimen is relegated around the borders of the Hall of Famerís caption. The bottom and left edges reveal moderate paper pulling and flaking in addition to some negligible soiling. Additionally, the upper edge exhibits some imprecise scissor cutting which does not detract from the overall aesthetic grandeur of this cornerstone piece. This display is a supreme depiction of the deadball era and proves to be a famed remembrance from this beloved series. 
 
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