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Framed display featuring PSA/DNA 3x5 slabs of Larry Doyle & Larry Gardner w/ panoramic print

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Beautifully-framed display featuring slabbed PSA/DNA 3x5 autographs of Red Sox player Larry Gardner and NY Giants player Larry Doyle. Includes a 4" x 12" panoramic print of an old timers game played at Braves Field in 1930. Both men are in the photo. Frame comes with plexiglass and hanging hardware. Frame size is 17" x 17".

Three years before the first official MLB All-Star Game, the Boston Post sponsored in 1930 an "All-Star" Old-Timers game at Braves Field with proceeds being given to the Children's Hospital of Boston and the Professional Baseball Players of America Charity Fund. More than 22,000 were in attendance to watch 17 future Hall of Famers from the 1880s to the 1920s compete against each other.Ford Sawyer of the Boston Globe wrote that "probably never again will lovers of baseball see a more illustrious assemblage of diamond heroes." Due to the historic significance, the exhibition game was broadcasted on CBS radio.Honus Wagner, Cy Young and Ty Cobb were just three of the legends to take the field well after retirement. Patsy Donovan, who had played for Boston in 1890, got a pinch-hit single at the age of 65 and would later coach the future President George H.W. Bush at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.Braves Field was host to an Old-Timers Game, featuring future Hall of Famers from the 1880s to the 1920s.Some 22,000 fans came to Braves Field on this day, September 8, 1930, to see these ?tottering heroes of a bygone day, the passing veterans of a later generation, as Paul H. Shannon of the Boston Post put it. 5 This Old-Timers Game was between old-timers from both Boston teams and an all-star team of old-timers. The players had Braves Field all to themselves, as the current-day Braves had this Monday off. Unlike modern old-timers games immediately preceding a regular game, this game could stand on its own by the presence of these legends. It was sponsored by the Post, with proceeds being given to the Children?s Hospital of Boston and the Professional Baseball Players of America Charity Fund. Over 50 old-timers were present

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