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    CLASSIC "ROLY-POLY" STATUE OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT WITH BASEBALL IN HAND. Taft was president from 1909 through 1913, and was the first president to be widelyknown as an avid fan of professional baseball. He was always out in the stands to view the opening game and throw out the first ball, as a number of famous photographs attest. This 1909- dated plaster figure is marked "Bill the Beamer," and shows him with baseball in right hand. The bottom is rounded so that the figure rocks when tapped. A highly sought-after item among political collectors, but we thought its baseball appeal was great enough to dictate offering it in the sports section of the catalog! EX-MT condition. Height 4 ¼." Only the second example we’ve handled in 35 years! (# This item may require additional shipping charges).

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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