The re-building of the famous Yankee Stadium has set off a new craze in the United States.
GV Auction Room with auctioneer taking bids
SCU Lot No. 1 (Baseball balls)
GV and SV Buyers listening to bidding (2 shots)
Cu Pennant (Brooklyn) Dodgers World Champions 1955
CU Autographed baseball bats and balls (2 shots)
SV ZOOM IN on Auctioneer taking bids
SV Men making bids (2 shots)
GV Auctioneer taking bids (2 shots)
CU Autographed baseball
CU Pull out to SV lot numbers being replaced
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Background: The re-building of the famous Yankee Stadium has set off a new craze in the United States. Baseball fans are collection equipment and other paraphernalia signed by famous players or used in memorable games.
When work on the Stadium began, various pieces of equipment were given to the wives of former players. Mrs. Babe Ruth received the batter's plate and Mrs. Lou Gherig was presented with the first base.
Now, a wide-ranging collection of pre-1940 autographed bats and balls have reached the eager market. They were put up for sale auction in New York city on Thursday ??? (November). Autographed baseballs in mint condition and covered with ??? of famous players of ??? 30's fetched several hundred dollars each ??? Autographed bat also produced competitive bidding. Many of the nostalgic bits and pieces appear destined for the walls of New York's sporting bars. Others want to individual fans, and the trophy rooms of present-day leads.