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1893-1900 Cincinnati Baseball Scorecard Collection (3)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,527.50
Collection of three extremely rare turn-of-the-century Cincinnati Reds baseball programs, each notable for its extremely attractive cover design and substantial interior pages with player portraits. 1) 1893. The cover pictures a colorful montage of illustrated game scenes. The interior scorecard section has been removed; however, the remaining sixteen pages feature portrait photos of team members and prominent owners, and sportswriters including Charles Comiskey, Bid McPhee, Tony Mullane, Chris Von Der Ahe, A. J. Reach, Ban Johnson, A. G. Spalding, and Nicholas Young. The program (6 x 9.25 inches) displays a vertical center fold and light creasing. Vg. 2) 1897. The cover features portrait photos Buck Ewing (manager), J. T. Brush (owner), F. C. Bancroft (business manager), and N. Ashley Lloyd (secretary), as well as an illustration of a game in progress. The twenty interior pages include portrait photos of fifteen team members including Bid McPhee, “Dummy” Hoy, and Phil Ehret. Neatly scored in pencil for a game against Chicago. The date, “Apr 22,” is written on the interior. The program (6 x 9.25 inches) displays a center vertical fold and light pencil notations on the cover. Vg. 3) 1900. The cover depicts an illustrated scene of fans enjoying the game. The twenty interior pages include portrait photos of seventeen team members, including Jake Beckley, Harry Steinfeld, and Elmer Smith. Neatly scored in pencil for a game against Pittsburgh Honus Wagner’s preprinted name appears in the lineup for Pittsburgh. The program (6 x 9.25 inches) displays a center vertical fold and both covers are detached. Gd. These are extraordinarily rare programs, each ideal for display. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,527.50
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