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"Four Score and let's keep score!" Check out this magnificent vintage print that is the only legitimate Lincoln baseball piece known to exist. Recently showcased in a Cooperstown Hall of Fame documentary as one of the museum's most important pieces, it depicts Abraham Lincoln having recently won the presidential election and safely standing on "Home Base." He is shown with the political rivals he has just defeated, including Stephen Douglas wearing a "Little Giants" baseball belt. Lincoln holds his bat like a rail and Douglas refers to it as that "confounded rail." This piece comes from the prominent commercial printer of the time, Currier & Ives, whose color baseball prints bring as much as six figures. This is one we have never offered before or had ever even seen, so history can quite literally literally be at your fingertips. Measures 18" x 14" and is in perfect condition other than a slight, almost undetectable crease. Lincoln and baseball have more in common than most people realize. Both came into prominence around 1860 and there were credible reports of him attending - and enjoying - games.
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