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Most would be interested:- Zimmer's game

May 28 2008 at 9:37 AM
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I noticed this on CNN this morning and thought many of you other "cards only" collectors would also be interested. It's been talked about over on the memorabilia forum recently, and here's the link:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/05/28/flink.mo.old.board.game.kmbc

edited title to be more specific


    
This message has been edited by leonl on May 28, 2008 10:17 AM


 
    
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Joe
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Re: Most would be interested:

May 28 2008, 10:13 AM 

WOW!!!

Ty Cobb, Spikes flying!

 
 

Dave Haas
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Re: Most would be interested:- Zimmer's game

May 28 2008, 11:03 AM 

I guess this is one case where it really was found in grand pa's attic. Amazing.

 
 

(Login martyogelvie)

Re: Most would be interested:- Zimmer's game

May 28 2008, 11:06 AM 

I saw video on CNN this morning also.  Pretty cool find!

martyOgelvie
nyyankeecards.com

 
 


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Re: Most would be interested:- Zimmer's game

May 28 2008, 11:17 AM 

Very cool. Steve Shreiber (The guy who found it) has visited the memorabilia board.

 
 

(Login qualitycards)

Re: Most would be interested:- Zimmer's game

May 28 2008, 11:20 AM 

Great find, thanks for the link.

It looks like the fellow who found it plans to keep it
and he seemed very knowledgeable about it too!

 
 

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Re: Most would be interested:- Zimmer's game

May 29 2008, 8:57 AM 

Thank you Leslie for posting this... pretty neat.

Amos Rusie's image looked pretty good too, but I guess the CNN guy didn't think Rusie was as much of a Hall of Famer as Young and Ewing. And it troubles me a bit that the CNN guy said it was made in 1893... it has that patent date, but could have been made a year or two later.

One great game. The game's survival is quite fortunate.

 
 

(Login boxingbaseballgolf33)

Most would be interested:- Zimmer's game

May 29 2008, 8:59 AM 

Yes,

this was a great find and nice story for us collectors

Jimmy

 
 


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Network 54 Moderator

Re: Most would be interested:- Zimmer's game

May 29 2008, 10:55 AM 

I found it interesting that they said the game was sold at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Other than both having the date 1893 I'm wondering where they came up with that?

 
 

Mark
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Dan, Viola

May 29 2008, 11:00 AM 

By Hugh S. Welsh - hugh.welsh@examiner.net
The Examiner
Posted May 20, 2008 @ 01:25 AM
Last update May 20, 2008 @ 01:30 AM

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Independence, MO — It was likely purchased by William Waggoner who, as owner of the Waggoner Milling Company, was wealthy enough to purchase the painterly 1893 Zimmer’s Base Ball Game for his first-born son, William Waggoner Jr., who would have been 6 years old when the game premiered.

“We know William Waggoner attended the 1893 Chicago Exposition (also known as The Chicago World’s Fair), where he bought a number of household goods,” said Steve Schreiber, who is on the Bingham-Waggoner board of advisers. “It is reasonable to believe that, as one of the world’s most prominent game makers, McLoughlin Bros. (the producer of Zimmer’s Base Ball Game) would have been well-represented – and proved too much for William to pass up.”

 
 


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Re: Most would be interested:- Zimmer's game

May 29 2008, 11:07 AM 

Okay, then it's speculation. From the report it sounded like they knew it was obtained at the World's Fair. Has anyone ever seen a print ad for the Zimmer game? Perhaps in a catalog like the Wards or Sears catalog?

 
 
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