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    Abraham Lincoln: Baseball Theme Currier & Ives Cartoon. This is rightly considered the best political cartoon of the 1860 election by virtue of its connection to the formative years of baseball. It measures 13.5" x 18" and is titled: "The National Game. Three 'Outs' and One 'Run.' Abraham Winning the Ball." The four presidential candidates are portrayed, each wearing a belt with the name of his respective team [political party] and each carrying a bat indicating their political program or platform. Lincoln seems to be on the verge of winning the contest as he stands on "Home Base" and dispenses advice to his losing opponents on how to succeed in this game. Many baseball metaphors are utilized in the balloon captions. Our favorite is Douglas's comment to Bell: "That's because he had that confounded rail to strike with. I thought our fusion would be a 'short stop' to his career." One minor tear on extreme right edge. Great condition overall. Auction records exceeding $10,000.

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    May, 2016
    14th Saturday
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