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1886 Allegheny (vs. New York) American Association Scorecard
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,058
This rare, colorful, and incredibly stunning two-page fold-over scorecard, featuring a portrait image of Allegheny pitcher Jim Handiboe on the cover, was issued for an American Association game between Allegheny (Pittsburgh) and New York at Recreation Park in Pittsburgh. (Handiboe only played with Allegheny in 1886.) Pittsburgh programs featuring player portraits are among the rarest of all 1880s programs of this style. Presumably quite a few Pittsburgh players were honored in this manner, but these programs are so rare that a checklist has yet to be compiled. In addition to being rare, the colorful Allegheny portrait programs are also among the most attractive of all nineteenth-century scorecards. 1886 was Pittsburgh's final season in the American Association. The following year the franchise joined the National League. The preprinted lineups include Barkley, Whitney, and Morris for Allegheny, and Orr, Roseman, Zimmer, and Hankinson for New York. Neatly scored in pencil to record a 4-2 Allegheny victory. According to research, the only 4-2 Allegheny home win over New York in 1886 occurred on Saturday, October 9th. The program (4. 6.25 inches) is in Excellent condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,058
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