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The Ball Players' Chronicle for 1867
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,162.50
The Ball Players' Chronicle, first published in 1867, was the very first baseball periodical. This extremely significant weekly journal was edited by Henry Chadwick. Offered is a complete 10-month run of the publication, starting with the very first issue, "Volume I, Number I, June 6, 1867," through issue #30, the December 26, 1867 edition. The 30 issues are beautifully housed in a period hardbound volume with leather trim. Each issue contains game summaries and box scores from the most prominent teams across the country. Included are many woodcut illustrations, advertising, and all significant information relating to the game. The Ball Players' Chronicle represents one of the most important sources of information for researchers of early baseball, as this early record presents the most complete, accurate, and detailed accounts of baseball-related news and games of the era. It is rare to find even individual issues of The Ball Players' Chronicles. A bound volume of the complete year for 1867 is an extremely rare find, and would be a key highlight and research tool for any library or collection devoted to the formative years of the game. Overall Excellent condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $3,162.50
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