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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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$345.00
683307

Portrait & biography of a baseball player...

Item #683307

October 14, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Oct. 14, 1882  This newspaper calls itself the "Oldest American Sporting & Theatrical Journal" in the decorative masthead.

An inside page has a nice portrait of "Frank H. Mountain" with the biography beginning: "...the well-known & promising professional pitcher...He first become prominent as a pitcher in 1880..." with much more (see fo... See More  

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$55.00
682514

Print of the Irish bond... Cholera print...

Item #682514

December 02, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 2, 1865  The dramatic front page print: "Field Sports of New York--Car Racing on the Bowery". Also dramatic is a double page foldout print captioned: "Where The Cholera Comes From".

Other prints as well including one of: "The Irish Bond" from the Irish Republic. Also: "Catching Wild Horses in Paraguay" and... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$29.00
682466

Perhaps the best publication for any baseball collector...

Item #682466

September 26, 1867

THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Sept. 26, 1867  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 changing its name to the 'American Chronicle' (which in turn lasted only 31 issue... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$670.00
682275

Oxford vs. Cambridge in the famous rowing race...

Item #682275

April 09, 1881

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, April 9, 1881  The top of the ftpg. under: "Sporting" is a report on the famous Oxford-Cambridge rowing competition, headed: "the Oxford Crew Handsomely Beats the Cambridge Boys" "Annual University Race on the Thames Yesterday--Coming Aquatic contests...".

Four pages, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 317 (released for April, 2022)...

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$25.00
680854

Baseball report in a sporting newspaper, before the Civil War...

Item #680854

June 04, 1859

THE NEW YORK CLIPPER, June 4, 1859  The front page features a print of the: "Royal YHacht Squadron Club House, Cowes."

Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Ball Play" with much detailed reporting of games, including 4 box scores.

This was a sports-themed newspaper with a wealth of reporting on various games, etc.

Eight pages, old mends near the spine and on page 2, othe... See More  

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$37.00
680721

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #680721

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1891  An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion o... See More  

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$93.00
680720

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #680720

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay".

A portion of ... See More  

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$90.00
675265

Wealth of sports coverage, including baseball...

Item #675265

April 01, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, April 1, 1882  The ftpg. has a very nice print of: "Lillian Russell, Operatic Vocalist" with an article on her as well. Page 2 has about a full column of reports under the "Baseball" heading. Another pg. has a nice print of "D. A. Woods, Canadian Pedestrian" with a bio of him also. More baseball on yet another page.

This newspaper covers a weal... See More  

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$38.00
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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675026

"Baseball And Its Pleasures"... Apache Indians...

Item #675026

May 19, 1883

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 19, 1883  The entire ftpg. shows: "New Mexico--An Incident Of The Apache War--A Boy Prisoner, Captured In A Raid, Brought Into Camp." A related article inside.

 Inside has a full page featuring six scenes relating to baseball captioned: "The Sports Of The Season.--Baseball And Its Pleasures." The individual scenes are
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674751

Baseball reporting from before the Civil War...

Item #674751

September 26, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 26, 1857  This newspaper was focused on sports and entertainment, with a wealth of both inside.

Included is: "Base Ball" which has box scores and details on 3 baseball games as well as other baseball-related reports. Other sports covered are: "Pedestrianism" "Fistiana "Cricket" "Aquatics", horse ra... 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
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".

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$955.00
674145

Early baseball reports in a sporting newspaper...

Item #674145

November 01, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov. 1, 1856  This was primarily a shorts themed newspaper, with a sports themed masthead. Inside has: "Base Ball" with some detail on recent baseball games. Quite early for baseball.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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674135

A sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #674135

February 19, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Feb. 19, 1859  The masthead has a sporting theme, showing cricket, boxing, horse racing, & sailing.

The ftpg. features a print: "The Returned Californian" which related to a story on the ftpg.  Inside is primarily filled with various sporting reports including: "Canine" "Sparring" Cocking" "The Trigger" "The Game of... See More  

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673387

A sports-themed newspaper... Large bull fighting print...

Item #673387

January 29, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 29, 1859 



* Bullfighting in Cuba illustration



Basically a sports-themed newspaper with a great, sports-themed masthead. Among the reports inside are: "The Ring" "The Turf" "Fistiana" "Pedestrianism" "The Game of Chess" "Chequers Or Draughts" "The Trigger" "Canine" and more.

The back p... See More  

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672985

Lengthy reporting on cricket matches...

Item #672985

June 12, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 12, 1847  This newspaper has a wealth of sports and entertainment-related reports, including over half a page taken up with the: "Cricketers' Chronicle" showing results of  many matches.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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672572

Baseball and cricket reports from 1856......

Item #672572

September 20, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., Sept. 20, 1856  Inside this sporting newspaper is a detailed report: "Cricket" "The Great Match At Hoboken!!!" "The United States Victorious!!" "Canada Vs. United States".

But more intriguing is the report headed: "Base Ball" with gives details of a game between the Eagle team and the Empire team, including ... See More  

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$56.00
672571

Baseball game reports from before the Civil War...

Item #672571

August 15, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Aug. 15, 1857  Page 5 has reports under the heading; "Base Ball" with some details of games involving: "The Enterprise and Lone Star" and: "Charter Oak vs. Hamilton" with listing of the players' names and positions.

Early baseball reports, from 4 years before the Civil War.

The balance of the issue is mostly takin... See More  

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$44.00
672141

A wealth of golf photos & prints...

Item #672141

August 01, 1897

OUTING, (New York), August, 1897  A typical magazine of the late 19th century, this issue has much on sports of the day, including 27 photos or prints of golf, under the heading: "Golfers In Action". Plus there are articles with photos/prints on tennis, bicycling, fishing, polo, yachting, and more.

Complete in 102 pages but disbound without the outer wrappers, 6 3/4 by 9 1/2 inches... See More  

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671872

Baseball game reports from before the Civil War...

Item #671872

October 25, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 25,1856 



* Very early pre-Civil War baseball



A nice sports-themed newspaper from before the Civil War, which has nearly half a column of various reports under the heading: "Base Ball". There are reports on 5 baseball games with commentary which would seem odd today. One item notes: "The Baltic boys confess this to be a bad ... See More  

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671627

The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671627

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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671626

The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671626

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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670015

Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #670015

March 19, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, March 19, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.

The front page features a full-figure print of: "Harry Ellis, A Celebrated Canadian Pigeon Shooter". Inside has reports on various sports including: "The Ring" "The Trigger" "Sparring" "... See More  

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$32.00
663882

USS S-4 (SS-109) submarine sinking... G.K. Chesterton... Lindbergh...

Item #663882

December 18, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 18, 1927



* USS S-4 (SS-109) submarine sinking

* G.K. Chesterton on the influence of American economics

* Much on Charles Lindbergh with displayable images




The top of the front page has a four column headline: "SUBMARINE S-4 SINKS WITH 40 ABOARD IN DEEP WATER OFF PROVIDENCE; HIT BY DESTROYER, WHICH IS BEACHED", with subheads and related photos (see ima... See More  

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662830

John L. Sullivan... Crime prints...

Item #662830

November 11, 1882

NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, New York, Nov. 11, 1882  Much of the news & prints deal with crime, often sensationalized. But sports as well.

A feature portrait is of: "John L. Sullivan, The Champion Pugilist of the World" with a related article. Also a print of: "John G. Valentine, the Famous Expert Base Ball Pitcher and General Player." with text.

Among the crime prints:... See More  

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661764

Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #661764

January 08, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 8, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.

Page 2 has a boxing article: "The Ring" "The Championship - Woods' Deposit Covered by the Friends of Benicia" concerning an upcoming championship bout between Woods and Heenan. Other sports reporting througho... See More  

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661006

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #661006

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has a novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned: "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of... See More  

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$80.00
657299

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #657299

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned: "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay".

A portion of the ar... See More  

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657044

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #657044

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of the art... See More  

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$88.00
654939

Stephen Douglas & Abraham Lincoln... Early baseball report...

Item #654939

September 07, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 7, 1858 



* Stephen Douglass & Abraham Lincoln

* Early baseball in New York City



The ftpg. has headlines & text on: "The Staten Island War" "Further Arrests" "Suspension of Superintendent Tallmadge" and more (see photos).

Pg. 4 has an article headed: "The President & Mr. Douglas" which mentions Lincoln as wel... See More  

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650560

See the two, crudely executed engravings...

Item #650560

September 19, 1840

THE ALBANY MICROSCOPE, New York, Sept. 19, 1840  In the masthead it says: "Devoted to popular Tales, History, Legends & Adventures, Anecdotes, Poetry, Satire, Humour, Sporting, and the Drama." Most of the first 2 columns is devoted to details of money owed by a list of names, with details, and includes a very unusual engraving of a man hanging on a scaffold by his backside (see)... See More  

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649861

Baseball, the Mormons, the Indians...

Item #649861

August 09, 1867

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1867  The front page has: "Indian Affairs - the Indian Commission at St. Louis--Arrangements for the Future--Gen. Sherman's Instructions to Gen. Hancock" and "Affairs In Utah - The Reported Split Among the Mormons--The Truth of the Affair--New Gold Fields" and "The Surratt Trial". Plus there is ore on the Mary Surratt trial on page 4.

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$35.00
646684

Uncommon title with a wealth of baseball reporting...

Item #646684

December 11, 1869

NATIONAL CHRONICLE - Journal of American Sports & Amusements, Boston, Dec. 11, 1869  Great masthead engraving has a sports & theater-themed engraving, a portion showing a baseball game. Page 3 is mostly taken up with "Base Ball" reports including box scores for several games, plus other statistical details of various players (see). Also: "Base Ball Gossip".

Page 5... See More  

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$84.00
646426

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #646426

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of t... See More  

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642234

Nazi leader Robert Ley suicide....

Item #642234

October 26, 1945

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, October 26, 1945



* Robert Ley suicide death

* German Labour Front leader




The front page has two column heading: "Ley, Nazi Labor Boss, Hangs Self With Towel In Nuernberg Jail Cell" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front, suicide while awaiting trial at Nuremberg for war crimes.

Other news, spo... See More  

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$33.00
637263

Stephen Samuel Wise honored... Reform rabbi...

Item #637263

March 20, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 20, 1934



* Stephen Samuel Wise honored - Jewish

* Reform Judaism rabbi - Zionist leader




The top of page 11 has a one column heading: "RABBI WISE HAILED AS 'GREAT CITIZEN'" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the honoring of Zionist leader, Stephen Samuel Wise, at a birthday dinner in NYC.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day... See More  

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636139

Ford's Theatre to be a depository for rebel archives... Baseball...

Item #636139

August 19, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 19, 1865  The front page column heads include: "The Lost Cable Again" which is a lengthy report on the Atlantic cable; "The Pirate Shenandoah - Destruction of a Whaling Bark" and a small bit about making "Ford's Theatre" a fire-proof building  as a depository for rebel archives.

Inside has: "Notes From The People" "Li... See More  

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$36.00
636138

Racing at Saratoga... Will of a former slave... Anti-slavery agitation...

Item #636138

August 09, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1865  The front page has: "Sports of the Turf - The Second Day of the Saratoga Meeting - The Coveted Bauble Won by the Horse Kentucky", Page 3 has: "Death of an Ex-Slave at the Almshouse - His Will" which has the will of Denison wherein he leaves all his worldly belongings to the person that had been attending to him. Page 4 has "The Anti-Slave... See More  

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635406

First mention of Judy Garland...

Item #635406

November 16, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 16, 1935



* Actress & singer Judy Garland

* Wizard of Oz movie fame




This is an interesting newspaper for any Judy Garland collector, as this is the very first appearance of her name (as Judy Garland) in the prestigious New York Times. Page 20 has a daily list of "Today On the Radio" and among the hundreds of listings is: "9:30 WEAF--Young Orchestra... See More  

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628084

Much front page baseball reporting in 1892...

Item #628084

August 16, 1892

BURLINGTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Vermont, Aug. 16, 1892  The top of the front page has much reporting on baseball, with column heads: "THE WORLD OF SPORTS" "Two Easy Victories For the Home Team Yesterday" with ten box scores. Also: "Base Ball At Bristol" "A Crowd of 350 People See the Addison County Boys Win".

Eight pages,  some damp staining near mar... See More  

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615553

1866 Jerome Park racetrack opens...

Item #615553

September 25, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1866



* Jerome Park racetrack grand opening

* Fordham, New York City (Bronx)




The back page (pg. 8) has one column headings: "Sporting Matters" "The Inauguration Meeting at Jerome Park To-day" "The Condition of the Track--Status of the Horses...." "The Betting--The Pools--The General Excitement..." 1st report coverage o... See More  

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611720

Baseball games reported... Lincoln's log cabin...

Item #611720

July 21, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, July 21, 1865 Pg. 3 has: "Outdoor Sports" "Base Ball" which include a summary and box score of a game between the Empire and Mutual clubs with mention there was: "...a goodly number of ladies being present." The back page has a summary and box score of a game between the Lowell team and the Atlantics. Mentions that the Lowell team "...had the hono... See More  

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$34.00
597019

Group of 3 sporting newspapers...

Item #597019

March 13, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, 1847  A group of 3 issues from March 13, July 10, & Sept. 4, 1847, each filled with various sporting and entertainment reports plus some news of the day. A nice, sporting-themed masthead (see). Each back page has an illustrated chess article.

Each complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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596515

Very early baseball report?

Item #596515

March 14, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, March 14, 1857  Various literary content but there is also sporting reports near the back, including: "Trotting at Fairs" "Fistiana" which is boxing; "Our Chess Department" "Out-Door Sports" including cricket and a "ball match". I believe the latter to be baseball, and reports: "A great match at... See More  

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$57.00
592308

1889 World Series... NY Giants win...

Item #592308

October 30, 1889

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, October 30, 1889 



* New York Giants vs. Brooklyn Bridegrooms (Dodgers) 

* Pre modern day World Series - championship 

* National vs. American baseball leagues
 



The front page has one column headlines on the front page that include: "THE CHAMPIONSHIP", "Of the Country Won by the Giants in the Final Game", &qu... See More  

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$45.00
587238

Primarily a horse racing newspaper...

Item #587238

December 15, 1860

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 15, 1860  This was a sporting-themed newspaper, however at this point in its career this newspaper was primarily about horse racing to the exclusion of most other sports. One article is headed: "Lexington Races & Fair".

Twelve pages, nice condition.

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$28.00
585379

Victor Hugo death....

Item #585379

May 23, 1885

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, May 23, 1885



* Victor Hugo death (1st report)



The front page has one column headlines that include: "VICTOR HUGO DEAD", "After a Painful Illness the Famous Author Joins the Silent Majority", "His Demise Causes a Widespread Gloom Over Parisian Social and Political Circles" and more. 1st report coverage on the death of famous... See More  

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$36.00
583197

Themed on horse racing...

Item #583197

October 06, 1900

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES & SPORTSMAN, New York, October 6, 1900 



* Horse racing



The subtitle is: "A Chronicle of Racing, Trotting, Field Sports, Aquatics, Athletics, and the Stage." But most of the content is taken up with horse-racing items. Complete in twenty pages and in very nice condition.

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$27.00
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