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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.

Item from Catalog 329 (released for April, 2023)...

Category: 1870-1879