Lot # 104: 1937 Newspaper Advertising Poster--Van Lingle Mungo

Category: Posters

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Auction 55 - Ended 5/5/2019",
which ran from 4/17/2019 6:00 PM to
5/4/2019 11:00 PM

Japanese newspaper companies traditionally advertised their product by producing posters containing the day's headlines and photos. These posters were placed in glass display cases along busy streets and train stations. This poster was an advertisement for the Jiji Shashin newspaper of April 2, 1937. As printed in English at the bottom, Van Lingle Mungo of the Brooklyn Dodgers is pictured while demonstrating a portion of his "intense training" regimen. It is truly remarkable that this specimen has survived for the past 82 years! Mungo went on to post a 9-11 won-loss record with a 2.91 ERA in 1937.

Size: 16" x 10 3/4"

Condition: Two pinholes near the right border. Overall Ex.

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