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1871 Boston Red Stockings J.A. Pierce & Co. Advertising Card

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $29,000.00

Newly discovered CDV team card of the 1871 Boston Red Stockings, issued by Chicago baseball goods store J.A. Pierce & Company, one of a series of team cards featuring composite photographs of Major League teams of the then brand new National Association of Professional Baseball Players. Tilted "Boston B.B.C., 1871" and including A.G. Spalding, George Wright, Harry Wright, Cal McVey, Ross Barnes, etc. Featuring many of the players comprising the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, Boston was the dominant team of the early 1870s. They finished in third place in 1871, but went on to win the championship of the National Association in each of the following four seasons of the league's existence. The street address for J.A. Pierce on the reverse has been changed from "117 West Madison Street" to "129 West Madison Street" by crossing out the "117" by hand and adding the "129" to the left. This change was made to reflect the store's move during 1871, which was possibly related to the Great Chicago Fire of that same year. Technically in Good condition due to light creasing (creases more easily visible from reverse than front) but with far superior overall presentation. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $29,000.00

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