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Nineteenth-Century Boston (National League) Scorecard Collection 1877-1891 (23)
Starting Bid - $4,000.00, Sold For - $8,120.00
Presented is one of the most outstanding collections of nineteenth-century baseball scorecards to ever surface. Spanning the years 1877-1891, this extraordinary collection of twenty-three nineteenth-century National League scorecards features numerous Hall of Famers listed within the preprinted lineups. All of the scorecards are from Boston home games, with the exception of one (Boston vs. New York at Polo Grounds), and have been scored in either pencil or ink. Condition ranges from Vg to Ex unless otherwise noted. Many display small areas of light age toning or soiling, with nearly all displaying a few extraneous period pencil notations either along the interior or on one or both covers (i.e., the date, names of teams, etc.). Each scorecard is of the fold-over variety, with a few exhibiting some very minor tears along the edges of the fold line. Sizes range from 3.5 x 5.5 to 6 x 7 inches (folded). The scorecards are listed by year, with Boston's opponent and any prominent players duly noted. 1877: vs. St. Louis (G. Wright and O'Rourke). 1878: vs. picked nine club (G. Wright, H. Wright and O'Rourke). 1879: vs. Buffalo (G. Wright and Galvin); vs. Buffalo (Galvin); vs. Providence (G. Wright and Ward). 1880: vs. Troys (O'Rourke and Welch); vs. Buffalo (O'Rourke and Galvin). 1881: vs. Cleveland (G. Wright, his name is written in); vs. Providence (G. Wright and Ward). 1882: vs. picked nine club. 1883: vs. New York (Ewing, Connor and Ward); vs. New York, at the Polo Grounds, (Ewing, Connor, Ward and Welch, both Connor's and Welch's names are misspelled in the preprinted lineup); vs. Buffalo (O'Rourke, Brouthers and Galvin); vs. New York (Ewing, Connor, Ward and Welch). 1884: vs. Providence (Radbourne), vs. Chicago (Anson, Kelly and Sunday), vs. Buffalo (O'Rourke, Brouthers and Galvin). 1885: vs. St. Louis; vs. St. Louis. 1887: vs. Pittsburgh (Kelly and Galvin), Gd-Vg; vs. Philadelphia (Kelly), Gd-Vg; vs. Washington (Kelly and Mack). 1891: vs. New York (Clarkson, O'Rourke, Connor, Welch and Keefe). Total: 23 scorecards. Reserve: $4,000. Estimate $8,000/$12,000.
Additional images are available at http://photos.yahoo.com/reaphotos. SOLD FOR $8,120.00
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