There’s nothing Goofy about this piece of memorabilia



By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Ok, so I just watched a cartoon at work — it’s research for our upcoming sports movie memorabilia issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.

Why was I watching Walt Disney‘s 1942 short “How to Play Baseball” on YouTube?

To refresh my memory of the classic after I discovered how rare and how pricey the one piece of memorabilia tied to this short is.

What is it? How much is it worth? Find out … after the jump.

Only one copy of this linen one-sheet in Very Fine condition has been sold by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions since 2003 — and it sold for $17,250.

There’s absolutely nothing goofy about that.

While it’s not from a movie, it’s too unique not to get a nod in the issue. You can see more about memorabilia with big-screen and small-screen ties in the next issue.

It should be a fun one — well, if I can stop watching cartoons and get some work done.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


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  1. Michael Lee 15 August, 2011 at 15:42

    A true classic. This, along with “Baseball Bugs” are still two of the funniest sports cartoons ever. Where else could you see a literal “spitball” or a rabbit paste a pathetic palooka with a powerful paralyzing perfect pachydermous percussion pitch?

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