FALL 2012 Auction
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Let's start off by saying this is a spectacular, substantial and striking silver trophy, 17 inches in diameter at a circular black stone base and 17 inches high, all of which combines to bring it in at a whopping 38 lbs. A silver replication of the USA Today 1988 All-Star Fan Ballot (4-by-13 inches) has but one hole punched, Ozzie Smith. On the stone base that is 4 inches high, a 3-by-9-inch silver plaque intones "Ozzie Smith, Top Vote Getter, 1988 All-Star Fan Balloting, 2,106757 votes," with the USA Today and MLB logos engraved on the left side. Atop the stone base is a 10-inch-square diamond, complete with etched silver bases and edges, and at the base of the ascendant ballot rests a 3-inch in diameter silver baseball. The trophy is essentially as-issued and problem free ... and heavy. Did we mention heavy?