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1884-1888 Brooklyn (American Association) Scorecard Collection (4)

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $2,962.50

Collection of four nineteenth-century Brooklyn American Association scorecards, spanning the years 1884 through 1888, including one against the 1886 World Champion St. Louis Browns. All of the scorecards are of the fold-over variety and have been neatly scored in pencil. 1) 1884 Philadelphia Athletics at Brooklyn Atlantics. The preprinted lineups include Greenwood, Warner, Cassidy, Walker, and Remsen for Brooklyn, and Knight, Stovey, Houck, Corey, and O'Brien for Philadelphia. The scorecard records a 5-4 win for Philadelphia. Research indicates that the only Brooklyn 5-4 home loss to Philadelphia in 1884 occurred on August 28th. 3.75 x 6 inches (folded). Vg-Ex, with a few light areas of discoloration on the interior. 2) 1884 Brooklyn Atlantics at New York Metropolitans. The preprinted lineups include Greenwood, Geer, Cassidy, Walker, and Remsen for Brooklyn, and Nelson, Brady, Esterbrook, Orr, and Troy for New York. The scorecard records a 17-2 victory for New York. Research indicates that the only Brooklyn 17-2 road loss to New York occurred on September 26th. 3.75 x 5.75 inches. Vg, with partial separation along the spine. 3) 1886 St. Louis Browns at Brooklyn Grays. The preprinted lineups include Comiskey, Gleason, O'Neill, Carruthers, Latham, Welch, Foutz, and Bushong for St. Louis, and Pinkney, McClellan, Peeples, Swartwood, and McTamany for Brooklyn. The scorecard, which bears the handwritten date September 11, 1886, records a 6-4 St. Louis victory (research confirms the score and date). St. Louis was the eventual World Champions that year, defeating the Chicago White in the World Series. 4 x 6.75 inches. Vg, with toning and moderate separation along the spine. 4) 1888 Cincinnati Red Stockings at the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. The preprinted lineups include Carpenter, Corkhill, O'Connor, Fennelly, and Tebeau for Cincinnati, and Pinkney, McClellan, Orr, Foutz, Radford, and Caruthers for Brooklyn. The scorecard, which bears the handwritten date June 2, 1888, records a 15-6 Brooklyn victory (research confirms the score and date). Vg, with moderate separation along the spine and minor edge tears. These scorecards originate from a very substantial find of nineteenth-century programs saved by a family of loyal fans who attended every Brooklyn game. The collection was discovered by the legendary Alan "Mr. Mint" Rosen in the 1980s, and this remarkable find (which totaled at least a couple of hundred or more Brooklyn programs from the era) is responsible for providing most of the pre-1900 Brooklyn programs in the hobby today. Total: 4 scorecards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,962.50


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