Massive 21" Tall 1930s Deco Denver Post Baseball Tournament Trophy
Rare, amazing Art Deco 1930s huge silver plated 21" tall Denver Post baseball tournament trophy.
Some history: "Back in the 1920s and 30s, during the heyday of baseball, there was a little flourishing event out in Colorado that took full advantage of the condition of those times by presenting an annual championship competition among 10 amatuer teams in a famous popular activity they called The Denver Post Tournament. Players could not have played for any professional teams of the course of the previous twelve months to qualify as participants, and, more importantly, allowed mixed racial play, welcoming one race and mixed race clubs with open arms. By that policy, the Denver Post Tournament became the largest rare activity in all of baseball to allow mixed racial play and made some of the best baseball available to all fans on an annual basis".
This magnificent trophy is a classic Art Deco shape. The handles appear to be bronze. It is engraved, "THE DENVER POST - 24 ANNUAL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT - WON BY 1939." We've attached an image of the actual winner, since it's not engraved on the trophy.
The trophy measures 21" tall and approx. 10-1/2" wide from handle to handle. It's quite heavy and solid and weighs 5 pounds, 8 ounces.
In superb condition with a mirror-like bright, shiny patina. No large dings. A small dent on the back rim.
A simply amazing trophy with a great history that looks superb in a collection or on its own.