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    Casey at the Bat (Paramount, 1927). One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Style B.
    One of the best sports-oriented pieces to come out of the 1920s is this Wallace Beery stone litho one sheet featuring Beery as Casey. His character is based loosely on the famous 1888 Ernest Thayer poem. If you love baseball, you'll love this poster. It's subtle but very funny, having the burly Beery genteelly fingering the last few inches of the bat to win the batting order. The colors and art are just what you'd expect from one of the premier poster companies to ever print, Morgan Lithograph. Careful linenbacking and expert touch-up in the fold lines has this one looking as if it just rolled off the limestone plates. There was some edge wear in the bottom border, some tiny chips in the left and right borders, a small hole in the title, and a separation in the upper vertical fold with slight paper loss. The poster now appears near mint. Very Fine- on Linen.


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