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1886-1899 Major League Baseball-Program Collection (3)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,541
Collection of three nineteenth-century major league programs, each of a different style and year (1886,1896, and 1899), and each with noted stars and Hall of Famers in preprinted lineups. 1) 1886 Philadelphia (vs. New York) National League Scorecard. The fold-over scorecard features an illustrated baseball scene on the cover titled "Supported." Published by John B. Sage. The preprinted lineups include O'Rourke, Conner, Keefe, Ward, Gillespie, and Dorgan for New York, and Mulvey, Wood, Dailey, and Andrews for Philadelphia. Neatly scored to record a 6-3 Philadelphia victory. A number of vintage handwritten notations appear on the scoring pages, including the date of the game, the location of the field, and the name of the umpire. 3.75 x 5.75 inches. Ex-Mt. 2) 1896 Baltimore (vs. Cincinnati). The colorful cover of this four-page program features a portrait image of Orioles second baseman Heinie Reitz and an illustrated game-in-progress scene, as well as various advertisements. The preprinted lineups include Kelley, Keeler, Jennings, Robinson, and Hoffer for Baltimore, and Ewing, McPhee, Hoy, Miller, and Burke for Cincinnati. Not scored. 5.75 x 9 inches. Vg-Ex, with a small stain in the upper left corner that affects both covers and all of the pages, and a tiny pencil mark on the front cover. 3) 1899 New York (vs. Baltimore). The eight-page program features a game-in-progress scene on the cover. The preprinted lineups include Van Haltren, Foster, Doyle, Gleason, and T. O'Brien for New York, and Robinson, Fultz, Holmes, Demont, Brodie, and Keister for Baltimore. Not scored. Gd-Vg, with a few corner chips and partial separation along the spine. Total: 3 programs. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,541
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