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Lot #886 1866 Rare Trophy Bat - Possibly Unique Cond: Ex

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Current Time: 5/27/2017 12:38:12 AM EST    
Started: Friday April 28, 2017 1:12 PM EST    
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This historic baseball relic is an extraordinary 1866 Trophy Baseball Bat with family provenance. The great-great grandfather of the person this came from played left field for the Cumberland Baseball Club of Nashville (one of the earliest amateur clubs from the region). Rarely do such trophy bats ever come to market, with some selling upwards to $50,000. This massive bat measures 40 inches long, weighs three pounds and is made of cherished rosewood with a silver plaque attached. Included is a copy of a picture sourced from family research that pictures the Cumberland team atop Tennessee’s Lookout Mountain on July 4, 1866. The bat belonged to the player identified as number 6, outfielder Roll. Also pictured is club founder John Dickens and interestingly his wife and team scorekeeper Emma Dickens (9 &10). Dickens founded the Cumberland Club in 1866, and in their first year challenged the Louisville Base Ball Club in a three game series for the championship of Kentucky and Tennessee also referred to as the Championship of the South. History reports that Cumberland lost this first Championship of the South. This bat is undoubtedly one of the finest artifacts from the earliest era of baseball that we have ever seen. Accompanied by a Letter of Provenance from the descendent family of player roll. This has been in the possession of the family of this team member for its entire history. A real hobby find from this important era in baseball history.

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