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1914 Baltimore Terrapins (vs. Buffalo) Federal League Program
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,700
Official 1914 Baltimore Terrapins program from the short-lived Federal League (1914-1915). Federal League programs are extremely rare and are noted for their colorful, attractively designed covers, which are ideal for display. The offered example is no exception, featuring a beautiful cover illustration of two generic ballplayers on either side of a portrait photo of Baltimore team secretary Harry Goldman. Interestingly, the bordered rectangle below the illustrated players, which normally features advertising, is blank and may (though we are not certain) represent a printing error. This program was issued for a game against the Buffalo Buffeds and the preprinted interior lineups include Meyer, Walsh, and Swacina for Baltimore, and Louden, Hanford, and Agler for Buffalo. Neatly scored in pencil to record a 4-0 Baltimore victory. A vintage pencil notation along the top of the Baltimore scoring page reads "Fri. July 10, 1914 Terrapins 4 Buffalo 0" (research confirms the date of the game). This is only the second Baltimore Terrapins program we have ever offered and the first dating from club's 1914 inaugural season, making it an especially desirable example. The eight-page program (6.25 x 9.25 inches) displays a horizontal fold, a light water stain in the lower left quadrant of the back cover, and restoration along the entire length of the interior spine, as well as to a few pages. The four center pages are detached from the spine. Despite the minor flaws, the program is free of any significant exterior defects and has an overall Excellent appearance. This is an extremely attractive program dating from the Federal League's inaugural season.
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,700
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