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671291

Establishing the rules of cricket... A premier report...

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789  



*  A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection



The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads:... See More  

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$2,600.00
673908

First printing of baseball rules and regulations proposed to the first baseball convention...

Item #673908

February 28, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 28, 1857 



* Historic baseball periodical

* New fundamental rules

* "Baseball's Magna Carta"

* For Baseball Convention of 1857




An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as an inside page has almost an entire column taken up with: "Base Ball" "The Base Ball Convention And Their New Rules"... See More  

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$1,650.00
675239

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675239

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857 



* Birth of organized baseball

* First convention of clubs




The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened!

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the Ci... See More  

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$1,375.00
658251

Rare title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658251

December 23, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 23, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 41.

The front page begins with the conclusion of: "A Plan for Reducing New England by the... See More  

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$998.00
682439

Great, displayable Titanic newspaper...

Item #682439

April 16, 1912

THE STAR, Baltimore, April 16, 1912 This is one of the better Titanic issues to be had as the front page is dominated by a rather huge illustration of the Titanic in the process of sinking, headed: "How The Gigantic Steamship Titanic Went Down In Midocean" with the caption reading: "The liner is here shown going down with hundreds of passengers on board. Reproduction of a photo-draw... See More  

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$965.00
674736

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674736

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

The diagr... See More  

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674737

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674737

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

The diagr... See More  

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$920.00
675237

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675237

January 31, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, January 31, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is the vol. 1 number 11 issue.

The page 13 report could be considered the birth of organized baseball. The top of the first column is headed: "BASE BALL - Young... See More  

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$670.00
671463

Perhaps the best publication for any baseball collector...

Item #671463

November 28, 1867

THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Nov. 28, 1867 



* Very rare baseball publication

* Henry Chadwick "Father of Baseball"




A very rare & desired title by any baseball collection as this was the first magazine in America devoted primarily to baseball.

Edited by the legendary Henry Chadwick, this paper lasted but 30 issues, from June 6 thru December 26, 1867 before c... See More  

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$670.00
682466

Perhaps the best publication for any baseball collector...

Item #682466

September 26, 1867

THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Sept. 26, 1867 



* Very rare baseball publication

* Henry Chadwick "Father of Baseball"




A very rare & desired title by any baseball collector as this was the first magazine in America devoted primarily to baseball.

Edited by the legendary Henry Chadwick, this paper lasted but 30 issues, from June 6 thru December 26, 1867 before c... See More  

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$670.00
661067

(9 issues) Chicago Black Sox - entire 1919 World Series....

Item #661067

October 02, 1919

* Chicago White (Black) Sox

* Cincinnati Reds - World Series

* Black Sox Scandal complete set




THE NEW YORK TIMES, a complete set of all 8 games of the infamous 1919 Major League Baseball World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds, to become known as the "Black Sox" series due to the alleged corruption of the White Sox team to throw the series.

This s
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$655.00
669983

Nice account of a battle with pirates on the coast of Virginia...

Item #669983
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1700 



* From the turn of the 18th century

* Great pirates account reporting




Certainly the most notable content is the report of a pirate capturing a ship off the coast of Virginia, but the King's ship Shoreham came to the rescue--commanded by he Governor, Nicholson-- and after a 10... See More  

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$545.00
662286

Battle of Bennington, and so much more...

Item #662286

January 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* Battle of Bennington & much more




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More  

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666260

The yacht 'America' wins the first of what will become the America's Cup race...

Item #666260

August 25, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Aug. 25, 1851 



* 1st America's Cup

* Yacht "America" wins




Nearly half of page 5 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "The Cowes Regatta" in England, which would become known as the famed America's Cup race.

This was the very first of this iconic race, and since won by the yacht "America" it would forever become known as t... See More  

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$475.00
681343

Ruth slams 3 homers in one World Series game...

Item #681343

October 07, 1926

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL, Pennsylvania, Oct. 7, 1926



* Babe Ruth hits 3 home runs

* World Series of baseball

* New York Yankees




 In the annals of World Series history one of the outstanding events remains Babe Ruth hitting three home runs in the fourth game of the 1926 World Series. That event is reported in this issue.

Of significance--and not commonly found--is the great front page c... See More  

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$470.00
688430

Notre Dame vs. Army in 1930...

Item #688430

November 30, 1930

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1930



* Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Army Cadets

* 2nd to last
collegiate game coached by Knute Rockne

* ND to be National Champions for 1930 season

* The prime rivalry at this time in the sport

* Great item for display - NCAA college football

* From the city where the game was played (very rare)




Here is truly a terrific issue on Notre Dame football. The... See More  

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$425.00
680041

Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold... In a Carlisle newspaper...

Item #680041

July 09, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1912 



* Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold medal

* Pentathlon - Stockholm Summer Olympic

* Best publication to be had (very rare)




Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredi... See More  

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$380.00
672142

One of the best baseball prints...

Item #672142

March 23, 1889

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889



* Great baseball prints - illustrations



Note: this is just a portion of the issue, 8 pages but including the mentioned centerfold.

This terrific double page centerfold is captioned: "The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval--Visit of the Prince of Wales". It includes some 19 scenes of various "plays" in basebal... See More  

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682925

Rare baseball newspaper from 1886...

Item #682925

August 13, 1886

OFFICIAL RECORD, New York, Aug. 13, 1886  This is a volume two issue of a very rare & historically important baseball newspaper, the very first daily sports newspaper dedicated entirely to the national game of professional baseball. 

Although the masthead reads: "Official Record" the title at the top of pages 2, 3 & 4 reads: "Official Baseball Record". This i... See More  

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$345.00
684990

Very rare baseball newspaper... "Hal" McClure... Bucknell graduate...

Item #684990

July 09, 1886

OFFICIAL (Baseball) RECORD, New York, July 9, 1886 



* Very rare baseball periodical



This is a volume two issue of a very rare & historically important baseball newspaper, the very first daily sports newspaper dedicated entirely to the national game of professional baseball. 

Although the masthead reads: "Official Record" the title at the top of pages 2, 3 & 4 rea... See More  

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662880

Hometown newspaper reports: Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak begins, is established, and ends...

Item #662880

July 18, 1941

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, a trio of issues for May 16,  July 17 and 18, 1941 



* Joe DiMaggio's famous hitting streak

* It begins - breaks record - and ending

* New York Yankees - MLB baseball




The sports page of May 16 has a report on the game with the Chicago White Sox, noting a 13-1 defeat, but also including the box score which shows Joe DiMaggio had a hit. Also a neat subhe... See More  

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175042

Terrific Nast Santa issue...

Item #175042

December 26, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1885  The full ftpg. is a famous Thomas Nast Christmas print: "Peace and Good Will Ringing In The Air -- Ding! Dong!!" showing two Santa Claus prints (see). Prints within include: "The Meet Of a Canadian Show-Shoe Club" and a great doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast: "A Christmas Box" showing Santa Claus coming up from it... See More  

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673230

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #673230
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781 



* Revolutionary War

* Cornwallis' surrender

* Gen. Benedict Arnold

* Battle of Groton Heights




Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an ent... See More  

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175220

Terrific baseball centerfold print: "Thrown Out On Second" ...

Item #175220

September 10, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1887  The full ftpg. is a Zogbaum print: "Mars & Venus at Fortress Monroe". A full page has many scenes of Castine captioned: "An Old Maine; Seaport". Another full page has 6 prints of: "The Annual Meet of the American Canoe Association".

But by far the best print in this issue is the terrific double page centerfo... See More  

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682520

One of the most desired baseball prints...

Item #682520

July 28, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1888 



* Great baseball print



The entire front page is taken up with one of the best 19th century baseball prints to be found, showing a batter, catcher & umpire captioned: "A Ball Or A Strike--Which?" drawn by T. de Thurstrup.

There are also many other prints within this issue including a fullpg. with 6 vignettes: "View of Town... See More  

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175312

One of the most desired baseball prints...

Item #175312

July 28, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1888  The entire front page is taken up with one of the best 19th century baseball prints to be found, showing a batter, catcher & umpire captioned: "A Ball Or A Strike--Which?" drawn by T. de Thurstrup.

There are also many other prints within this issue including a fullpg. with 6 vignettes: "View of Town & Country in Honduras... See More  

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680940

Landis becomes first commissioner of baseball, in his hometown newspaper...

Item #680940

November 13, 1920

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 13, 1920 



* Kenesaw Mountain Landis

* 1st MLB baseball commissioner

* Best title to be had - rare as such




A terrific issue on the history of Major League Baseball with the banner headline proclaiming: "LANDIS CZAR OF BASEBALL". The subheads note: "Takes $50,000 Job, But Won't Give Up Bench" "Accepts 'to Save the Game for the... See More  

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655437

Very significant baseball print...

Item #655437

July 01, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865  Perhaps the best & most desired print is the very nice half pg. vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.". This shows a game in progress, including the full panorama of the field with a cro... See More  

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676628

Knute Rockne named Notre Dame coach...

Item #676628

February 21, 1918

NEW YORK TIMES, February 21, 1918  Here is a terrific report for any Notre Dame fan. A small one column headlines near the bottom of page 12 announces: "NEW NOTRE DAME COACH" "Rockne Appointed to Succeed Harper as Athletic Director" which tells of the hiring of Knute Rockne as the new coach for the Fighting Irish. Rockne would put Notre Dame on the map as a football powerh... See More  

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671223

Rare period print of the yacht America after having just won the famous race...

Item #671223

October 25, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1851 



* 1st America's Cup race

* Schooner Yacht "America"




The front page features a nice print of the yacht: "The America", which to our knowledge is the only period print of the racing yacht America having just won the historic race against 14 other competitors. A similar print appears is the Illus. London News ... See More  

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678716

Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #678716

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 



* Collectible 19th century baseball print



The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a... See More  

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175080

Great baseball print...

Item #175080

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886  The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a fullpg: "Unveiling the Statue of Senator H... See More  

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$139.00
175006

One of the best baseball prints to be had...

Item #175006

August 22, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1885  Many nice prints in this issue, but certainly the prime piece is the terrific full page baseball print by T. deThulstrup captioned: "The Winning Run--How Is It, Umpire?" being a dramatic print of a runner sliding into home plate showing the catcher, umpire and several players in the field (see). This is one of the best baseball prints ... See More  

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656372

Landis to determine if indicted players are banned or not...

Item #656372

February 14, 1921

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 14, 1921  The top of page 18 begins with column heads: "BASEBALL GATES FOREVER CLOSED TO INDICTED SOX". Included is a small photo of "Judge K.M. Landis, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

This concerns the infamous Black Sox scandal of the 1919 Major League Baseball World Series.

The article notes in part: "It is the opinion of many ba... See More  

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681399

Very significant baseball print...

Item #681399

July 01, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865  Perhaps the best & most desired print is the very nice half page vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.". This shows a baseball game in progress, including the full panorama of the field ... See More  

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173748

Winslow Homer... 'The Nooning" (shows young boys w/ hound dog)...

Item #173748

August 16, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 16, 1873  The front page features the portrait of John Tyndall with accompany article. Full page illustrations are: 'Town and Country' and 'Giving the Chicks A Dip' shows children swimming. Contains the full page famous Homer print: 'The Nooning' shows young boys with a hound dog.

Supplement: Nearly full page: 'Interior of a J... See More  

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173592

Victoria Woodhull as the devil...

Item #173592

February 17, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1872 This issue features a full page Thomas Nast print in which he portrays Victoria Woodhull as the devil, captioned: 'Get Thee Behind Me, Mrs. Satan!'  Not shown in the photo here is an unhappy woman who '...in climbing the rugged hill of life is compelled to bear alone the burden of a drunken husband & her little children.', who i... See More  

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689473

1925 Rose Bowl... Knute Rockne & the Four Horsemen...

Item #689473

January 02, 1925

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 2, 1925 



* Rose Bowl college football game

* Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Stanford

* Knute Rockne vs. Pop Warner

* Year of the "Four Horsemen"

* Would be declared national champions




The front page has a great banner headline: "NOTE DAME 27; STANFORD 10" with subheads. Terrific for display. First report coverage on the 1925 Rose Bow... See More  

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$225.00
661559

The 1914 World Series... Boston Braves vs. Philadelphia Athletics...

Item #661559

October 08, 1914

THE OMAHA EVENING BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, October 8 - 10, 12-13, 1914



* Boston Braves (Atlanta)

* Philadelphia Athletics

* World Series of baseball

* Complete set for all games




This is a five-issue set (the 11th was a Sunday and no issue was printed) pertaining to the 1914 World Series between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Athletics which was the first four-game sweep in World Series h... See More  

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683213

The National League is created...

Item #683213

February 07, 1876

NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1876 



* Creation of the National League

* Major League Baseball - MLB




On page 2 under "Base-Ball" is a report about a meeting held in New York resulting in the establishment of the National League.

The report begins: "A meeting of the managers of all the professional base-ball organizations in the country, excepting the Philade
... See More  

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683474

Magic Johnson drafted 1st in the NBA...

Item #683474

June 26, 1979

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 26, 1979 



* Earvin "Magic" Johnson drafted

* NBA basketball - Los Angeles Lakers

* Best title to be had ?




The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a two column heading: "Lakers Take 3-Point Stance in NBA Draft" with subhead. First report coverage continues on page 6. Page 7, under "Basketball", has the list of the fir... See More  

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173860

Winslow Homer's "Seesaw--Gloucester..." - Also - "Red Stockings vs. Athletics" in London...

Item #173860

September 12, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1874  Although there are many very nice prints within this complete, 16 page issue, by far the most desired is the very nice full page print by Winslow Homer titled: "Seesaw--Gloucester, Massachusetts".

Also included in this issue is a nice fullpg. print: "The American Baseball Players in England--Match between the Red Stockings and... See More  

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206228

The Philadelphia Collection I

Item #206228

September 01, 1866

Harper's Weekly, various dates from September 1, 1866 through November 18, 1876. This is a six issue set of Harper's Weekly containing various prints pertaining to events and/or buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.  This is a great set of issues for anyone interested in Philadelphia, PA, early U.S. ... See More  

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$222.00
176000

Death of Frederick Douglass...

Item #176000

March 02, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1895  Certainly the prime content in this issue is not just the page 6 article: "Death of Frederick Douglass" which takes over three-quarters of the first column, but the related illustration of him appearing on page 4 which takes one-third of the page, captioned: "Frederick Douglass, Died Feb. 20, 1895" (see).

The full front page i... See More  

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$111.00
172360

First world championship boxing match: Heenan vs. Sayers...

Item #172360

May 05, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1860  The prime feature of this issue would have to be the great doublepage centerfold print captioned: "Bloody, Brutal, and Blackguard Prize-Fight In England, Between Heenan and Sayers, On April 17, 1860" which shows hundreds of spectators.

This historic boxing match is considered the very first world boxing championship. It is a terrific boxi... See More  

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689090

Secretariat wins 1973 triple crown...

Item #689090

June 10, 1973

CHICAGO SUN TIMES, June 10, 1973



* Secretariat wins the triple crown

* Thoroughbred horse racing

* Belmont Stakes (3 of 3)




The top of the front page has a headline that reads: "Secretariat wins Triple Crown" with: "Scores smashing 31-length victory in Belmont"

The top of the back page has a nice banner headline: "Secretariat wins Belmont!" two related photos.... See More  

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$215.00
664676

Disease ends Lou Gehrig's career... Yankees...

Item #664676

June 22, 1939

NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1939 



* Lou Gehrig ends baseball career

* Infantile Paralysis - New York Yankees

* Best title to be had ? (rare as such)




A six column headline on page 26 announces: "Gehrig's Career as Player Ended by Infantile Paralysis" with one column subheads: "Activity Is Barred By Clinic's Report" "Gehrig Will Be Required Conserve Energy-... See More  

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$210.00
173838

Great baseball print...

Item #173838

June 27, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1874  Within this complete issue is a great full page print captioned: "International Baseball--The Boston Champions" showing the entire team in uniform. The name of each player is captioned below, the list including Al Spaulding and James O'Rourke among others. A related article as well. A great companion issue to join the 2004 Boston cha... See More  

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$101.00
683144

Displayable baseball print...

Item #683144

June 27, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 27, 1874  Within this complete issue is a great full page print captioned: "International Baseball--The Boston Champions" showing the entire team in uniform. The name of each player is captioned beneath, the list including Al Spaulding and James O'Rourke among others. A related article as well. A great companion issue to join the 2004 Boston champions--... See More  

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$200.00
173318

Baseball: the Red Stocking Club...

Item #173318

July 03, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1869  The front page features an article on "Henry J. Raymond" with a large illustration of him. A fullpage illustration "Peace - Finale, Boston, June, 1869".

Perhaps the best print is a very nice half page: 'The Picked Nine of the Red Stocking Baseball Club, Cincinnati' showing ten players in uniform with some equipment.

An... See More  

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