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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
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$225.00
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
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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$39.00
679565

Very nice and early baseball print...

Item #679565

November 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865  Certainly the most desired print is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd. The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is ... See More  

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$82.00
679217

1865 baseball game with box scores... Gothams vs. Mutuals...

Item #679217

July 12, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1865  On the bkpg. under "Out-Door Sports" is a summary of a game between the Gothams and Mutuals which states in part: "It was anything but the fine game...expected...the play on the Mutual side being confined mostly to the pitcher, catcher and first-base player. In fact it was the old style of game in vogue in 1863, when there was a rage for swift... See More  

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$36.00
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
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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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
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
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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$67.00
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
674738

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

Item #674738

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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$155.00
674512

Players returning from the war strengthen "the national game"...

Item #674512

June 29, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1865



* Civil War soldiers returning to baseball



The back page has: "Base Ball A Grand Match At Hoboken--The Mutual Club In The Field--The Second Contest For The Championship--An Immense Assemblage Of Spectators--The Finest Played Game Of The Season, Etc." This is a nice summary of a game between the Empire and Mutuals clubs, that begins: "The national... See More  

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$39.00
674143

A noted baseball player of the day...

Item #674143

October 21, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Oct. 21, 1882  Inside has a nice portrait of "Waller Wallace", a prominent baseball player at that time. Included is a biography of him. The same page has box scores and write-ups for 13 baseball games.

The back several pages contains a great wealth of advertisements for the theater business including much on noted acts of the day.

Sixteen pages, great condition.... See More  

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$35.00
673805

Full page baseball team print...

Item #673805

July 25, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1874 



* Early baseball team print

* Old West scene




Although this issue includes many very nice & displayable prints, by far the most desirable would be the great full page captioned: "International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics" which shows individual, full-figure illustrations of the baseball players in uniform, most with... See More  

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$132.00
673803

Portrait of baseball player James Maxwell...

Item #673803

September 01, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 1, 1866  Inside has a one column portrait of: "Mr. James Maxwell, of the Susquehanna B. B. Club, Wilkes Barre, Pa." The same page has an article on him: "Our Base-Ball Illustrations" which begins: "Number six of our portraits of prominent baseball players is that of Mr. James Maxwell, the noted catcher of the Susquehanna... See More  

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$57.00
673802

Officers of the National Association of Base Ball Players

Item #673802

July 21, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 21, 1866  The full front page has five framed portraits of: "The Officers Of The National Association Of Base Ball Players", with a few baseball embellishments. There is a related report on the third page: "The Officers Of The National Association Of Base Ball Players."

Inside has two small views of the Delaware Water Gap, plus a f... See More  

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$84.00
673397

Print of a baseball player...

Item #673397

August 18, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Aug. 18, 1866  Inside has a nice one column print of baseball player: "G. A. Flagg, Cambridge B.B. Club, Cambridge, Mass." with a related article headed: "Our Base Ball Illustrations" .

The front page has a nice print captioned: "The Town of Heart's Content, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, the Terminus of the Atlanti... See More  

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$59.00
672984

Baseball champions...

Item #672984

May 16, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1885  The entire ftpg. shows: 'Vesuvius In Eruption'. The prime print would be the full page captioned: "Champion Baseball Players" showing portraits of twelve players from various baseball teams, including James O'Rourke, John Ward, Joseph Hornung, William Ewing, and others.

Among other prints in the issue are: "The Twelfth R... See More  

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$115.00

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672981

Great full page baseball print... Rare Bocce Ball print...

Item #672981

August 31, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 31, 1889  The full ftpg. is a nice print: "At Lake George Landing--Saluting the Passengers".

But likely the most significant print is a great full page: "A Base-Ball Incident--Caught Between The Bases" which shows a player caught in a rundown.

Other good prints include a half page: "Gioca Di Bocci--Summer Afternoon Scen... See More  

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$128.00
672593

Baseball scenes... Texarkana...

Item #672593

May 03, 1890

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 3, 1890  The full ftpg. is a nice cartoon: "Trying to Convince the President--A Sketch in the White House from Life".

Among prints inside: "May Day in Central Park" "KoKo-Ko-Ho, the Largest Canoe Ever Seen in New York Waters"; a full page with 11 prints of buildings: "Views in Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas&q... See More  

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$58.00
672541

Baseball in England with a full page engraving...

Item #672541

August 15, 1874

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 15, 1874  Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly with many nice prints, the prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page print titled: "The Americans Playing Baseball at Prince's Ground". The engraving shows the entire field with all defensive players plus a batter and a runner on first base.

On a preceding page is a ni... See More  

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$87.00
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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$380.00
672136

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672136

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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$83.00
672105

Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #672105

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
672104

Portrait of an early baseball player...

Item #672104

September 29, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 Page 4 has a 3 by 2 inch portrait of: "Edward Beadle, Gotham B. B. Club Of New York." Included is a report headed: "Our Base Ball Illustrations" that compares the "new school" of ball players to the "old boys" and then describes the talent and skills of Beadle, a first baseman for the Gothams.

There is also... See More  

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$64.00
672101

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672101

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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$78.00
671887

Horseracing... Famed baseball player 'Cap' Anson...

Item #671887

September 19, 1891

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 19, 1891  The full front page is a great horse racing print:  "The End Of The Racing Season--A False Start For The Mile Race."  

Other prints include a full pg: "Devastating Prairie Fires i Dakota..."; a print of a famous baseball player: "Adrian C. Anson, Captain of the Chicago Base-Ball Club" with a related a... See More  

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671868

Baseball players...

Item #671868

October 27, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 27, 1888 



* 19th century baseball players

* Charles Comiskey & Arie Latham

* St. Louis Browns (Cardinals)




Perhaps the most desired print would be the two quarter-page portraits of: "Two Popular Players of the St. Louis Baseball Team" being "Charles Comiskey" and "W. A. Latham." There is a related article on a fo... See More  

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$58.00
671866

Chicago White Stockings: National League champs...

Item #671866

October 14, 1882

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 14, 1882 



* Chicago White Sox baseball

* Cap Anson & King Kelly




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 leaf has a print... See More  

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$157.00
671721

Baseball... Great view of Salt Lake City... The redwood forest...

Item #671721

October 30, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886  A full page has 5 prints of: "Puffin-Catching Off the Irish Coast"; small print of Commodore Gherardi, U.S.N."; halfpg: "The Slater Memorial Building at Norwich, Connecticut"; one-quarter page cartoonish print: "Baseball at Crowtown".

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice print: "Felling the Redwood T... See More  

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$44.00
671593

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

Item #671593

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865 



* Famous Currier and Ives baseball game print



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 ... See More  

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$183.00
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
671457

Revised rules & regulations for baseball in 1867... Brigham Young's Theater...

Item #671457

May 04, 1867

NEW YORK CLIPPER, May 4, 1867  Inside has an interesting article; "Mormon Theatricals" which is a very detailed description of Brigham Young's Theater, plus more.

The same page has over a full column on the; "Rules & Regulations Adopted by the National Association of Base Ball Players". A great & notable report detailing the evolution of the rules for professi... See More  

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$83.00
671455

Great issue giving evidence to how the Dodgers got their name...

Item #671455

May 04, 1895

THE STANDARD, New York, May 4, 1895 



* Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (Los Angeles)

* Great illustration re. name of the team




The front page is a print: "The Brooklyn Horror! with the caption beginning: "The merciless trolley car has added another victim to its list of massacred innocents...".

A terrific baseball connection as the Major League team from Brooklyn first began u... See More  

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$188.00
671251

Mechanical baseball pitcher...

Item #671251

June 26, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897  Inside has a full page with 4 illustrations of: "The Mechanical Baseball Pitcher" with a lengthy article on this as well. Fascinating item, and an early pitching machine!

Other items within include: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the front page... See More  

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$59.00
670075

1874 Baltimore Mosquitoes baseball team ?....

Item #670075

May 06, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1874



* Early professional baseball

* Baltimore Mosquitoes team ?

* 1874 season beginning




Page 3 has a report at the beginning of the 1874 baseball season with headings: "The National Game" "A Big Victory for the Atlantics Over the Baltimore Mosquitoes" with box scores. (see) I cannot find anything online affirming that there was a profession... See More  

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$33.00
669566

re. Red Stockings' 84 game winning streak snapped...

Item #669566

June 16, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, June 16, 1870 



* Cincinnati Red (Reds) Stockings baseball

* Mention of 84 game win streak ending

* vs. Union of Morrisania - Bronx - NYC




Page 5 has a report of a baseball game between the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Union of Morrisania with box scores under: "The National Game" and more. The beginning of the report mentions the recent defeat of the Red S... See More  

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$35.00
669013

Early baseball constitution regulations in 1869...

Item #669013

July 27, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 27, 1869



* Post Civil War baseball meetings & more

* Early rules and regulations (New York)




Page 3 has an headed: "The National Game" "Amendments to the Constitution of the State Association" "Base Ball Notes" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$33.00
668745

Government to buy Ford's Theater?

Item #668745

July 26, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 26, 1865 



* Government to buy Ford's Theater ?



The front page has much on the Reconstruction efforts in bringing the Southern states back into the Union. Also an inconspicuous item headed: "Ford's Theater" concerning the government possibly buying it from Mr. Ford (see). Page 5 has an early baseball game report. Page 4 has an article on "And... See More  

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$37.00
667757

A very early baseball board game...

Item #667757

December 08, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866  The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.

Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More  

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$169.00
666220

Baseball arrives in England... diagram of a diamond and more...

Item #666220

April 13, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 13, 1889 An inside page of this issue has an informative article about "Base Ball" that appeared in a London newspaper, beginning: "The arrival in this country of a specially selected team of players will no doubt stimulate the interest on this, the great national pastime of the United States and some account of it may, therefore, be f... See More  

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$135.00
666214

Nice print of the Chicago baseball team...

Item #666214

June 06, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 6, 1885 



* Chicago White Stockings w/ Cap Anson



The front page shows the parade of 60,000 Sunday school children in Prospect Park. Page 5 has a very nice half page print captioned: "Illinois--The Chicago Baseball Club" showing the entire team in uniform, with a nice article on them on another page. Another print shows children dan... See More  

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$157.00
665903

Early Baseball... Described as "the National game of America"...

Item #665903

August 15, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, from New York, dated August 15, 1865



* Post Civil War baseball



The back page of this issue has an article: "The Field" "Base Ball--Grand Championship Match" which has a detailed summary about a match between the Atlantic and Mutual clubs at the Capitoline Ball Ground, in Brooklyn. This also describes the scene with much talk about the crowd estimated at ... See More  

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$52.00
665629

Lipman Pike and his brother Boaz: first Jewish professional baseball player...

Item #665629

August 19, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, August 19, 1865 



* Lipman Pike - 1st Jewish professional baseball player

* His brother Boaz Pike - rarely mentioned together




On the back page under "The Field" & "Base Ball" is a summary and box score of a match played between the Atlantic and Eureka clubs. There is also a summary of a match between the "Second Nines" of the Eurekas a... See More  

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$75.00
664433

Two issue set... Athletics vs. Atlantics... illustration of the game...

Item #664433

October 31, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 31, 1865 and HARPER'S WEEKLY, November 18, 1865 



* 1865 Philadelphia Baseball Game



A two issue set
containing a report of famous baseball game, and a print of it.

Page 5 of the Times has: "The Great Base Ball Match The Atlantics Against the Athletics--The Atlantics the Victors". Details from the one paragraph summary include: "The Atlantics made ... See More  

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$125.00
664251

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

Item #664251

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 Po... See More  

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$77.00
663923

Nice reporting on the "national game"...

Item #663923

July 24, 1876

NEW YORK HERALD, July 24, 1876 



* Early baseball games w/ box scores



Page 10 has three-quarters of a column taken up with baseball reports, & nice that it is headed: "The National Game". There are reports on five games, with box scores for each. Then there are: "Base Ball Notes".

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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$38.00
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