Holiday Auction 2008 (#23)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/4/2008.
This steamer trunk was discovered deep in the bowels of Yankee Stadium, where the forgotten remnants and tidbits of history lie quietly, gathering dust. One of a few trunks found, it was long ago abandoned and erased from the common memory; it has sat silently for as many as 75 years awaiting rediscovery. Ostensibly of clubhouse origin and usage, who knows what treasures it once housed, from Babe Ruth’s jersey to Lou Gehrig’s cleats; what may have lay inside this trunk is known only to history; once just another piece of equipment, now an awe-filled inspiration to the imagination, longing nostalgically for a bygone era. The trunk measures 46" long x 26" deep x 24" tall and is made of wood with riveted metal trim. Painted black with 6-1/2" red, white and blue stripes. The stripes are not painted perfectly straight. The clasps and locking latches on the front are broken, the hinges on the back are still operable. "New York Yankees" is stenciled in white on each side below the handles. No original manufacturer's information or plaque exists. The trunk shows heavy use with several dents and paint chipping, as well as a repair on the top with riveted plate. This is a perfect opportunity to own a bona fide piece of Yankees history! This item will be expensive to ship. Accompanied by a LOA from Yankees-Steiner Collectibles.
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Minimum Bid: $500
Price Realized: $799
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Thursday, December 4, 2008.
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