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Perhaps the finest of all baseball prints in a periodical...



Item # 683445

November 04, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Nov. 4, 1865  

* Great baseball prints - illustrations

The centerfold has what is arguably the very finest 19th century baseball print to appear in a newspaper. Perfect for display.
There are multiple prints with a central image with a panoramic view of  a baseball game with a huge crowd. Surrounding this print are full-figures portraits of 20 notables in the baseball world at that time. The centerfold is captioned: "Great Base Ball Match Between the Atlantic and Eckford Clubs of Brooklyn, at the Union Base Ball Grounds, Brooklyn, Oct. 13, With Portraits of The Leading Players of the Principal Clubs of New York, Brooklyn and Newark."
The print folds out to measure 21 by 15 1/2 inches and is in nice condition. There is minor wear at its margins, some light damp stains at its margins, but the print itself is in quite nice condition with very light, even toning. The vertical fold is quite nice without binding holes.
There is a related article on another page titled: "The American Game of Ball" and yet another page has an article: "Base Ball Illustrated".
It has been several years since we have had the opportunity to offer this very desirable print.
Actually you get the complete 16 page issue which includes on the front page a print: "Voodooism At Mobile--Strange Superstition of the Negro." Another page has a related article: "Vondooism In Mobile".

Category: Post-Civil War