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1950 Barnstorming Broadside with Ashburn, Hopp & Barney

Lot Number 24

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The offered broadside features four Nebraska-born players that were barnstorming in their home state in October, 1950. The item is not dated, but a letter from the commissioner's office accompanies the broadside. The letter, signed by AB Chandler, gives permission to Ashburn, Hopp, Barney and Lade to barnstorm after the 1950 season. The featured player is, of course, Richie Ashburn, who had played in the 1950 World Series a week earlier. The thin paper stock is fragile, but the piece is in incredible condition for any broadside that is 60 years old. There are (5) horizontal folds and (1) vertical fold (all light) and (4) pinholes at the top (2 on each side). Elgin and Petersburg, Nebraska are both small towns in America’s breadbasket with populations under (1,100) combined in the 2000 census.

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