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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 2/27/2013

So revered was Napoleon Lajoie that after he was acquired by the Cleveland Bronchos, that team changed its mascot name to the Naps. A five-time batting champion, Lajoie prompted the manufacture of keepsakes such as this offered piece. Issued by the Cleveland Leader (which was to merge with the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 1917), this artifact is composed of a celluloid button attachment that showcases Lajoie's photo likeness. With bold blue and gold hues, the legend at the perimeter reads: "CLEVELAND LEADER - NAPS." The button is attached to a plasticized backing, the reverse of which is engineered as a hand-held scoring device with dials for "VISITORS," "HOME CLUB," and "INNINGS." The fully functional device facilitates scoring of up to twelve runs for each team, and a game as long as twelve innings. The original suspending strap attends, though it has desiccated to become detached. The central feature however - the celluloid - is in EX/MT-NM condition.   
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200
Price Realized (Includes Buyers Premium): $598
Number of Bids: 13
Auction closed on: 2/28/2013