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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
668246

Rare sporting newspaper...

Item #668246

March 19, 1892

SPORTING ITEM, Philadelphia, March 19, 1892 



* Very rare publication



A quite rare title, the first we have seen and this is the vol. 1 #7 issue. The Library of Congress has no record of it, and Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" has no mention of this title. The masthead is large & features vignettes of many sports.

A folio size, 8 page newspaper totally fo... See More  

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$275.00
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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$52.00
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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$48.00
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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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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$70.00
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
656185

Skating in Central Park... William Seward...

Item #656185

January 07, 1860

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 7, 1860  The ftpg. has a nice portrait of: "Hon. Wm. H. Seward, U.S. Senator from New York" with much text on him, and more on him inside.

Prints within include scenes of a fire in New York City, interior view of St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Albany; a doublepg. print of: "Outdoor Sports of New York--Scene in Central Park...... See More  

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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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654298

Great article comparing baseball and cricket, in 1859...

Item #654298

October 16, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 16, 1859 



* Baseball & Cricket
* Described and Compare


The top of the front page has a column headed: "Cricket And Base Ball" "The English Cricketers and Base Ball Match--The Two Games Described and Compared."

This is a well-written, two column report comparing and contrasting the two sports. Included are two letters: &qu
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$68.00
653599

Fourteen issues of a sporting newspaper (1860-61)...

Item #653599

March 10, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, 1860-1861  A collection of 14 issues of this sporting newspaper, issues containing reports on various sports including horse racing and baseball. Each is complete in 16 pages but mostly loose at the spine, various fraying at margins, generally 2nd rate condition.

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$49.00
653500

Rare baseball newspaper from 1886...

Item #653500

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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$265.00
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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648558

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

Item #648558

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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646896

Very rare baseball newspaper...

Item #646896

July 09, 1886

OFFICIAL (Baseball) RECORD, New York, July 9, 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&quo... See More  

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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".

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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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$92.00
644680

The beginning of ski-jumping in America...

Item #644680

February 02, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893  A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).

Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of C... See More  

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$75.00
642578

Volume one issue of the National Police Gazette...

Item #642578

August 29, 1846

NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, New York, Aug. 29, 1846  A very famous title of the 19th century which lasted until 1977. And this is a volume one issue (#51) from when it was of smaller size than what we typically find.  A Collier's article from 1928 on this title mentioned: "...it attained a circulation of 15,000 in a few weeks through the attraction of a most interesting record of h... See More  

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$130.00
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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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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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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634117

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

Item #634117

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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633685

The beginning of ski-jumping in America...

Item #633685

February 02, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893  A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).

Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of C... See More  

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632339

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

Item #632339

May 19, 1883

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 19, 1883  The entire ftpg. shows: "New Mexico--An Incident Of Teh 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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630270

Grover Cleveland's second inauguration...

Item #630270

March 05, 1893

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 5, 1893 The front page has a column-wide headline "THE NATION'S BIG DAY" "GROVER CLEVELAND" "Takes the Oath of Office" "The Impressive Ceremony" and more. The entire front page is coverage on the event which then continues to the back page. The text of the inauguration speech is also included.

Ot... 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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612879

Death of Henry Clay...

Item #612879

July 02, 1852

WESTERN EMPORIUM, Germantown, Ohio, July 2, 1852 



* Rare title



This newspaper sports a very decorative masthead. The top of page 2 has a dramatic announcement of the: "Death Of HENRY CLAY !!" beginning: "Honorable Henry Clay departed this life at 25 minutes past 11 o'clock this morning, at Washington..." with a bit more. This report was taken from their "Ext... 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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603393

Follow-up to John L. Sullivan boxing win...

Item #603393

August 31, 1885

THE CLEVELAND LEADER AND MORNING HERALD, Cleveland, Ohio, August 31, 1885  Page 2 has one column headings that include: "The Sporting World"; "Notes on the Situation After the Big Fit - Why Sullivan Was Declared the Winner"; "The Boston Boy Makes an Offer to the Pittsburg Pugilist -- What Referee Tate Says"; and "Manager Voltz of the Chattanooga 'Se... See More  

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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
589775

Famous Sullivan vs. Ryan boxing match of 1882...

Item #589775

February 07, 1882

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, February 7, 1882 



* John L. Sullivan vs. Patrick (Paddy) Ryan 

* Famous Heavyweight Boxing Title Match 

* Mississippi City, Mississippi (day of) 



This 8 page newspaper has one column headings on page 2: "SPORTING", "Everything in Readiness for the Fight" and "And The Battle is to be Fought in Mississippi
... See More  

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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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587038

John L. Sullivan wins....

Item #587038

August 29, 1885

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, August 29, 1885



* John L. Sullivan "Boston Strong Boy"

* Heavyweight boxing championship (pre-fight)




Page 3 has one column headings: "Sporting Men Assert That the McCaffrey-Sullivan Mill Will Occur To-day" and "The Ring". See images for text on the day of the heavyweight boxing title fight between John L. Sullivan and Domi... See More  

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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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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
581616

Frontier life and Sporting scenes in America...

Item #581616

March 27, 1858

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 27, 1858 The front page of the issue contains a large illustration "The East Gate - Canton". Within the issue is: "The New Ministry"; "Expedition to the Andaman Islands"; "Cultivation of Arrow-Root at D'Urban, Port Natal"; "Frontier Life in America" and "Sporting Scenes in America". Other il... See More  

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$28.00
581076

Five issue set... sporting newspapers...

Item #581076

February 02, 1861

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, February 2, 1861 This is a five-issue lot set with dates of February 2, 1861; March 23, 1861; August 24, 1861; December 7, 1861 and December 28, 1861. These are being sold for the chess, boxing, and other sporting content.



Please note that these issues all contain lite damage, tears, foxing, and some molding at the edges.

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$38.00
580521

Baseball Player Charles Nichols, aka Kid Nichols...

Item #580521

June 13, 1899

THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 13, 1899  The Sporting World segment on page two contains an article pertaining to pitcher Charles A. Nichols (aka Hall of Fame Kid Nichols). It gives a description of his mannerism at the plate and also his views on how many pitchers should be on a team.  This also contains an illustration of him as well. Another sports article is on "Bicycl... See More  

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$35.00
577940

A pre-Civil War sport's periodical...

Item #577940

February 13, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 13, 1858 



* Pre Civil War sport's periodical



Subtitled: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." with the masthead featuring a decorative sporting theme (see). Among the articles included are; "A Winter In southern Florida" "Wild Sports In India" "Hunters and Game in South-W... See More  

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$28.00
574795

Chess...

Item #574795

April 04, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, April 4, 1857.



* Chess




As noted in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this is a volume II issue of a very early sporting publication. Near the back of the issue is a column entitled:  "Our Chess Department", which includes a chess "problem of the week" in addition to the s... See More  

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$30.00
571441

Baseball... Horseracing... Pirates...

Item #571441

August 12, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES,  New York,  August 12, 1865  The front page of this issue features an article concerning horse racing under the heading "Sports of the Turf".  Additional headlines include:



"The Grand Two-Mile Race for Three-Year Olds", "Revenue Colt of Baltimore and Winner of the Purse", "The Second Race of Mile Heats", "The Lexin... See More  

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$32.00
571043

Baseball... Elephant hunting... Cockfighting...

Item #571043

April 11, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, April 11, 1857  As noted in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this is a volume II issue of a very early sporting publication. An article "Base Ball" has the announcement of the elected officers for the Excelsior Base Ball Club of Brooklyn. Another page features an article on "Elepha... See More  

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$36.00
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