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686305

Nikola Tesla and the human eye... Columbian Exposition...

Item #686305

October 14, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 14, 1893  Page 5 has: "The Action of the Eye", by Nikola Tesla discussing the functions of the eye and brain connection and contains has famous quote: "The day when we shall know what "electricity" is, will chronicle an event probably greater and more important than any other in the history of the human race".

"Th... See More  

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$98.00
685705

Baseball prints... Canada... Shohola Glen...

Item #685705

May 23, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 23, 1885  The front page includes a print of: "Canada - Fighting in the Northwest - A Shell from the Winnipeg Battery Striking a House Occupied by Half-Breeds During Gen. Middleton's Attack Upon Batouche".

Pg. 3 has a very nice full page montage of  7 vignettes of: "New York City--The Baseball Season--Sketches at the P... See More  

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$82.00
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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$345.00
683749

Slaves delivered to America... Return of slaves from the "Echo" slave ship...

Item #683749

December 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1858  Page 4 has a brief, yet historic report with a small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it (illegally) delivered the next-to last load of African slaves to America. It notes in part: "...succeeded in evading the vigilance of the cruisers & landed a cargo of... See More  

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$51.00
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
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
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$225.00
682523

Chicago White Stockings: National League champs...

Item #682523

October 14, 1882

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 14, 1882  Inside has a very nice half page illustration captioned: "The Chicago Baseball Team, Winners Of The National League Championship." This is a team portrait of eleven players in uniform, including M. J. Kelly and A. C. Anson.

The bottom half of that page has a print of a comet over New York City, Another page is taken up with 6 ... See More  

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$152.00
682522

Baseball print from 1866...

Item #682522

December 01, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 1, 1866  The front page has a print of: "General Sherman's Reception on Board the U.S. Steamer Susquehanna".

But the more interesting item is the small print of: "Bernard J. Hanigan, Union B.B. Club, Morrisania, New York" which accompanies an article: "Our Base-Ball Illustrations" which has an article on Mr. Han... See More  

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$67.00
682521

One of the most desired baseball prints...

Item #682521

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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$305.00
682520

One of the most desired baseball prints...

Item #682520

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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$298.00
682476

Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #682476
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated Oct. 30, 1837. Included is the amount of $10 in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseb... See More  

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$8.00
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  

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$670.00
681849

Many baseball player prints in the Supplement...

Item #681849

May 03, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 3, 1890  The most desired item in this issue is the four page supplement which is entirely taken up with the: "Opening Of The Base-Ball Season of 1890 - The Leading Players and Their Positions." Included are 29 illustrations of the better players of the era, including A.C. Anson, John M. Ward, William Ewing, Timothy J. Keefe, John G. Reilly, Charle... See More  

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$155.00
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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$260.00
681221

Early baseball championship series in 1872...

Item #681221

September 18, 1872

THE WORLD, New York City, September 18, 1872



* Early baseball (game 8)

* Brooklyn - Philadelphia - New York

* Championship series




The back page has small one column headings: "The Ball Field" "The Mutuals Again Victorious--They Defeat the Athletics Easily After a Fine Game--Score 10 to 3" with box scores (see photos).

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete ... See More  

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$28.00
680899

Famous Tom Sayers & John Heenan boxing match...

Item #680899

April 30, 1860

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* Famous boxing match - fight




Appearing at the top of the first column on pg. 6 are headlines reporting one of the most famous boxing matches of the nineteenth century involving John Heenan, the American champion, and Tom Sayers, the English champion.

In the third column under "The Great Fight" is a detailed a... See More  

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$56.00
680885

1898 James J. Jeffries boxing...

Item #680885

March 23, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 23, 1898



* James J. Jeffries vs. Peter Jackson

* Heavyweight boxing fight - match




The front page has a one column heading: "PETE JACKSON WHIPPED" with subheads. (see) This was prior to Jeffries gaining the World heavyweight title. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues th... See More  

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$40.00
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
680465

Capture of Bowling Green, Kentucky...

Item #680465

May 23, 1864

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 23, 1864 



* Bowling Green, Kentucky

* Battle of Resaca, Georgia

* Tunnel Hill, Georgia




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Lee Is Retreating Before General Grant" "Capture of Bowling Green" "News From General Butler" "Campaign in Northern Georgia" "The Great Battle of Resaca" "Captur... See More  

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680390

Pennsylvania oil region...

Item #680390

January 17, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 17, 1885 



* Pennsylvania oil fields

* Texas Cowboys




The full front page shows: "The Roller-Skating Craze.--The Critical Moment in the Experience of an Amateur". Inside prints include: "World's Fair and Cotton Centennial Exposition at New Orleans..." "Pennsylvania - Scenes in the New Oil Region at and Around Phillips ... See More  

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$54.00
680380

Terrific golf print for any golfer...

Item #680380

October 12, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 12, 1895



* A.B. Frost golfer illustration

* Louis Pasteur death w/ print




This issue features a very nice fullpg. print by famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "Golf" which includes 13 illustrations of golf shots, most of a comic theme.

The full front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers: "Mr. Croker's Busy Season Begins". Inside... See More  

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680149

1899 Wisconsin Badgers football victory...

Item #680149

November 30, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 30, 1899



* 1899 Wisconsin Badgers college football

* Victory over the Michigan Wolverines


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "CHAMPIONSHIP GAME" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era ... See More  

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$45.00
680111

1899 James J. Jeffries heavyweight boxing...

Item #680111

November 04, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 4, 1899



* James J. Jeffries vs. Tom Sharkey

* Heavyweight boxing championship

* 1st ever on film - motion pictures


 

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "A TERRIFIC BATTLE" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not tota... See More  

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$38.00
680018

The Centennial Exposition... Baseball...

Item #680018

May 20, 1876

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 20, 1876  Featured are several prints of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the ftpg. showing the "Great Corliss Engine" & an expansive doublepage centerfold of the: "Scene on the Grand Plaza...". More as well.

The back page has a nice print of a baseball player in uniform, in a "Base Ball Goods" adverti... See More  

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679828

Special "English Extra" on the Heenan Sayers fight...

Item #679828

April 28, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES--ENGLISH EXTRA, London & New York, April 28, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* First World boxing championship match




A quite rare edition put out specifically for the famous boxing match between Heenan and Sayers, the American champion versus the British champion, in what was billed the first "world title" boxing match, which lasted 2... See More  

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$55.00
679436

Terrific golf print for any golfer...

Item #679436

October 12, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 12, 1895  This issue features a very nice fullpg. print by famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "Golf" which includes 13 illustrations of golf shots, most of a comic theme.

The full front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers: "Mr. Croker's Busy Season Begins". Inside has: "Representative Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Ch... See More  

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678998

Black soldiers in the Spanish-American War...

Item #678998

May 21, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 21, 1898  Nice full ftpg: "Out For A Fight--Adm. Sampson on the Bridge of the 'New York' " is displayable. Fullpg. with 8 photos of: "Scenes in the Capital of Porto Rico" & fullpg. with 5 photos of: "U.S. Regulars at Port Tampa, Florida". "News from the Klondike" includes 7 photos. Doublepage centerfold: &q... See More  

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$75.00
678991

A.B. Frost prints... Color Ivory Soap advertisment...

Item #678991

November 12, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 12, 1898  Full ftpg. by A.B. Frost shows a man having fallen off his bicycle. Doublepage centerfold: 'With our Troops in the Philippines--Before & After the Fall of Manila'. Halfpg: 'In & About Havana'. Displayable A.B. Frost hunting print: 'Rail Shooting' shows shooting a bird from a boat.  Also includes a full page... See More  

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678979

Winslow Homer: "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None."

Item #678979

August 17, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872  



* One of Winslow Homer's most popular



The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Sat... See More  

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$132.00
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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$275.00
678576

Desirable baseball issue... Cricket... "A Tale of Two Cities"...

Item #678576

October 15, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1859



* Centerfold print of a baseball game in progress



Half of the double page centerfold is a terrific illustration of: 'A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken' showing a game in progress. A very displayable print, showing almost the entire field. The other half shows a cricket match.

The frontpage shows: 'A German Beer Garden i... See More  

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$185.00
677819

Aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire... Nast's "The Tammany Tiger Loose"...

Item #677819

November 11, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871 



* Great Chicago Fire of 1871

* Thomas Nast's "The Tammany Tiger Loose"




The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another full page shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a half page as well.

The double page centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nas... See More  

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677742

The Fraser River gold rush...

Item #677742

December 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 28, 1858  



* Fraser Canyon Gold Rush

* British Columbia River




Page 2 has a report: "The Fraser River Gold Mines" concerning the golf rush in British Columbia. 



This is followed by: "Affairs in Oregon" which mentions the New Perces Indians.



Eight pages, good condition.... See More  

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677371

Beautiful & colorful front cover...

Item #677371

August 04, 1892

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, August 4, 1892 



* Rare 19th century color cover



The front page of this issue is very colorful and shows men & women: "Viewing The Regatta of the Atlantic Yacht Club" called the 'Wasp'. Done in full color--unusual for front pages at this time--it makes a very nice display item.

Never bound nor trimmed, some l
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$48.00
676398

See the wealth of nice prints...

Item #676398

July 05, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 5, 1890  The full ftpg. has 2 prints regarding: "Coney Island Jockey Club--The Great Match Race Between Tenny and Salvator...".

Prints inside include: "The Swampers of the Lower Mississippi"; a full page on: "The Alaska Expedition"; a full pg: "...Yale-Princeton Contest for the College Baseball Championship&quo... See More  

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$57.00
676284

Remington: "Cracker Cowboys of Florida"... Golf on horseback...

Item #676284
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, August, 1895 Within this issue is a very nice 7 page article titled: "Cracker Cowboys Of Florida" written by Frederic Remington and containing 6 prints by him as well. Within the text of the article are some prints of cattle brands as well.

Also an interesting pictorial print on the back page showing golf play on horseback.

Also within are: ... See More  

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$50.00
676213

Early Baseball... Post-game gathering at Coney Island... Franklin & Marshall Commencement...

Item #676213

July 31, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, from New York, dated July 31, 1865



* Post civil war baseball

* Early Coney Island


* Commencement at Franklin & Marshall College



The front page has: "The College Regatta" "Yale Wins again on Saturday in the City Races" "Accounts of the other Races & the Baseball Match" Concludes on the back page with a summary & box score of baseb... See More  

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$34.00
676086

Boxer James Sheady's death...

Item #676086

March 06, 1886

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, March 6, 1886



* James Sheady death

* Boxer - boxing




The front page has small one column headings: "Brutal Prize Fight" "Near Fayetteville, West Virginia, Which Ends in Murder" See images for text here.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 inches, a little irregul... See More  

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$28.00
675266

Terrific full page baseball print...

Item #675266

November 03, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 3, 1866  Certainly the most desired print in this issue is the great full page captioned: "The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, and the Athletics of Philadelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Ave., Brooklyn". This is one of just a few baseball prints showing the entire field of play with both offensive and de... See More  

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$157.00
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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$1,375.00
675151

Fighting in Kentucky: map of Bowling Green...

Item #675151

February 16, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb . 16, 1862 



* Bowling Green, Kentucky map



The front page is dominated by a very large Civil War map headed: "THE EVACUATION OF BOWLING GREEN".

Ftpg. column heads include: "Important From Kentucky" "The Evacuation of Bowling Green Confirmed" "Movements of the Rebel Troops" "Trouble Among the Rebel Generals" "The... 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
... See More  

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$67.00
674847

Three pages of prints on the Morrissey-Heenan boxing match...

Item #674847

October 30, 1858

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York,Oct. 30, 1858 



* John C. Heenan vs. John Morrissey

* Famous American championship boxing




Among the prints within are: "Great Brewery of John Taylor & Sons, Albany" showing 4 views.

But the focus is a great full page of: "The Great Prize Fight Between Morrissey and the Benicia Boy at Long Point, Canada West", which faces ... See More  

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$47.00
674803

Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #674803
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated 1837. Included is the amount in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame... See More  

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$8.00
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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$29.00
674746

Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #674746

May 11, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."

Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More  

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$73.00
674743

One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #674743

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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$186.00
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