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Great print of a baseball game in progress...

Item # 683425

July 02, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1870  

* Early baseball action print

Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the upper half of a doublepage centerfold (tipped-in, desired) which shows an expansive view of a baseball game in progress, between the Brooklyn Atlantics and the Cincinnati Red Stockings.
The caption reads: "Base Ball.--The Match Between the 'Red Stockings' and the 'Atlantics' " In this historic game the Atlantics defeated the Red Stockings 8-7. The victory by the Brooklyn team snapped the 84 game winning streak by the Red Stockings, which began the year prior.
A report about the Red Stockings' tour against various New York teams appears on another page.
A nice print of one of the most famous baseball matches of the 19th century.
Many other prints within the issue as well. Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

Category: 1870-1879