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Complete Set of 1958-62 Major League HOFers & Stars Hartland Baseball Statues w/16 Hang Tags (18 Statues Total)
In 1960, Hartland began to sign baseball players to contracts for the rights to make statues based on their likeness. Negotiations were handled face-to-face. There was no player's association back then. Soon after, Hartland introduced Cubs' star Ernie Banks and White Sox stars Luis Aparicio and Nellie Fox. Soon after came another 10 players; Duke Snider, Don Drysdale, Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Roger Maris, Harmon Killebrew, Rocky Colavito and Dick Groat. Virtually the entire group is in the Hall of Fame. All statues were produced from actual sketches with the exception of Ruth who was developed from photos. Each tag has a string that is used to hang the tag around the neck of the figurine. The strings came in bright red and a tan color. We've never seen a Maris with a tag. The average selling price was $1.98 and they were intended as toys. This is a great set to own and display as it has the batting and pitching stances all of us fans have grown up with since Day 1. The offered set includes 18 Major League Baseball Hall of Famers and Stars. Players include Aaron, Aparicio, Banks, Berra, Colavito, Drysdale, Fox, Groat (No Hang Tag), Killebrew, Mantle, Maris (No Hang Tag), Mathews, Mays, Musial, Ruth, Snider, Spahn and Williams. Overall condition of set is Near-Mint with all accessories included. (Mound, Plate, Bats, Face Mask, etc..) Minor Leaguer and Little League Bat Boy are not included.
Hank Aaron: Slight separation of plastic at the seems of both legs.
Harmon Killebrew: Base is slightly warped.
Don Drysdale: Pitching Rubber Warped (Common with Drysdale)
Dick Groat: Bat has been glued into hands-comes with Hartland Original Advertisement.
Luis Aparicio: Base has come off right foot.
Rocky Colavito: Base is off but included.
Eddie Mathews: Slight separation of plastic at the seem of the right leg.
Mickey Mantle: Has double sided tape on bottom of both feet.
All the rest are in fine condition.
MIN BID $1,750