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[Chicago Cubs] Hempel, H.R. Cubs on Parade Sheet Music. Chicago: Tomaz F. Deuther, 1908. Complimentary copy [purple hand-stamps to first two pages]. Rare variant, the lithographed wrappers depicting the team mascot winding up for a pitch. Inside cover advertises the 1908 Cubs calendar. 6pp. 4to (13 ½ x 11”). Slightly darkened edges, short closed tear to lower margin. The Cubs were crowned World Series champions consecutively in 1907 and 1908. The composer of this Sousa-esque march dedicated the piece to team manager Frank Chance, and most copies of the sheet music bear an inset photo of Chance on the cover. Here he is replaced by the team mascot, a design previously seen only on the composer’s edition of the tune for full orchestra, the cover of which was not printed in colors.

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Cubs on Parade Sheet Music.

Estimate $250 - $350Feb 2, 2019
Chicago, IL, USA
Auction Curated By:
Gabe Fajuri
Magic Memorabilia Specialist