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1921 Cleveland Indians Annual Pass Issued to Frank Lane, Sr.

Lot Number 681

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/12/2010 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 250.00  Bid Ends: 05/27/2010 23:30:00 
Bid Count: Overtime: 30 Minutes
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This priceless and incredibly well preserved Cleveland baseball heirloom is a striking reminder of both the club's fleeting brushes with glory and a spell of bad karma that has long haunted the franchise. Issued in 1921 as the Tribe defended its first World Series title, this "Annual Pass" to the club's Dunn Field venue was property of one F.C. Lane, the father of Frank Lane, Jr. Less documented than the "curses" that have plagued the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox, a spell cast along the shores of Lake Erie are attributed to the younger Lane, who dealt local favorite Rocky Colavito in 1960, alienating his fan base in the process. As for the offered pass, it measures 3-7/8 x 2-7/16" with rounded corners and embossed legends highlighted by a Native American logo design. Lane's name is written in black fountain pen, and the facsimile signature of team President J.C. Dunn endorses the piece. Amazingly, the item is crease free and has printed regulations on the reverse.

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