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Player designs a coat-of-arms for "Baseball Clubs of the U.S."...
Item # 616668
February 04, 1867
NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 4, 1867 On the back page under "General City News" is a unique report about the creation of a coat-of-arms "...for the Base-ball Clubs of the United States..." by A.J. Garvey, a member of the New York Mutual club. The coat-of-arms is described as: "...an alto-relievo in plaster of Paris, 5 feet 6 inches in height, and presents two figures in full playing costume upon the right and left, respectively holding a ball and bat, an American eagle in the centre, and the whole of interspersed with the emblems of the fraternity." There is mention that the "work of art" attracted considerable attention at the annual reunion of the Mutual Club.
Eight pages, nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War