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1887-1908 Baseball Program Collection (4)
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $2,070.00
High-quality collection of four early, rare style programs as follows: 1) 1887 Pittsburgh Alleghenys vs. Philadelphia Quakers, two-page fold-over design. Pre-printed line-up includes Pud Galvin pitching for Pittsburgh. Neatly scored in pencil. Vg-Ex. 2) 1904 Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Americans. Features portrait of Hall of Famer Jimmy Collins on cover. Preprinted lineups include Hall of Famers Jimmy Collins, Ed Walsh, and George Davis (Vg-Ex, scored). 12 pages. Neatly scored in pencil. Very sharp Vg-Ex/Ex condition. Of special note, this program includes a beautiful illustration of the Carl Horner Photographer's studio display composite of the Boston Americans, as well as a full page advertisement featuring an illustration of the famous Horner's American League composite, which includes portraits of every member of the American League. Interior pages also feature portraits of Cy Young and American League president Ban Johnson. 3) 1905 Detroit Tigers vs. New York Highlanders. 18 pages. Pre-printed lineups include Hall of Famers Crawford, Keeler, and Griffith. Neatly scored in pencil. Legendary dealer Goodwin Goldfadden's ink stamp on reverse id's this program as sold by Goldfadden on May 7, 1951, two small glue marks from mounting in a scrapbook also on reverse, otherwise Excellent condition. 4) 1908 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs, 18 pages including covers, pre-printed lineups include Hall of Famers Max Carey, Fred Clarke, Honus Wagner, Tommy McCarthy, Evers, and Tinker. Scored in pencil. Overall Vg-Ex. Very substantial program design with numerous Pittsburgh-area advertisements includes portraits of ten Pirates stars, including Honus Wagner. A fine collection of rare style programs from the "deadball" era, filled with pioneers of America's pastime. Total 4 programs. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $2,070.00
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