Circa 1910 Forbes Field “Champion Pirates” Creamer.
Lot 102. Circa 1910 Forbes Field “Champion Pirates” Creamer. In 1909, the year Forbes Field opened, the Pirates of “Pittsburg” were world champions. The creamer, part of a set, is ex, free of cracks and chips. A small spot above “Forbes” is without paint, apparently as manufactured, and the gold leaf on the top rim shows wear. Text under the illustration of the ball park says “Forbes Field, Champion Pirates’ Baseball Park, Pittsburg, Pa.” The closing “h” was omitted from the city’s name from 1891-1911. The image of Forbes Field, the Pirates’ home until 1971, is strong. Winning Bid $134.