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Nineteenth-Century Major League Scorecard Collection (10)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,666

Collection of ten nineteenth-century major league scorecards spanning the years 1883 through 1894. These ten rare programs are from a very old-time collection and have not seen the light of day in over twenty years. Unless otherwise noted, all of the scorecards are the fold-over variety and have been neatly scored in pencil. The measurements listed denote the unfolded size.

1) 1883 Philadelphia (vs. Columbus) American Association scorecard. The scorecard (6 x 7.25 inches) features a colorful illustration of a generic player on the cover, below which is the caption "Now For A Liner." Records an 11-1 Athletics victory on August 17, 1883. The date of the game is noted on the interior and has been verified by research. The preprinted lineups include Birchall, Stovey, Knight, and Moynahan for Philadelphia, and Wheeler, Richmond, Brown, and Smith for Columbus. Ex, with slight tears along the fold line.

2) 1884 Brooklyn (vs. New York) American Association Scorecard. The scorecard (6 x 7.5 inches) features a silhouette of a ballplayer running on the cover. Records a 3-0 Brooklyn victory on September 25, 1884. The date of the game is noted on the interior and has been verified by research. The preprinted lineups include Greenwood, Geer, Cassidy and Walker for Brooklyn, and Keefe, Orr, Nelson, Brady, and Troy for New York. Vg, with light creases and corner chips.

3) 1885 Philadelphia (vs. New York) National League Scorecard. The scorecard (6 x 7.25 inches) features a colorful illustration of a generic player on the cover, below which is the caption "Steal Up." Records a 5-1 Giants victory on August 31, 1885. The date of the game is noted on the interior and has been verified by research. The preprinted lineups include O'Rourke, Connor, Ewing, Welch, and Ward for New York, and Manning, Andrews, Dailey, Mulvey, and Fogarty for Philadelphia. Ex, with a minor tear along the bottom fold line.

4) 1887 Brooklyn (vs. Philadelphia) American Association Scorecard. The scorecard (8.75 x 7 inches) features a colorful illustration of a generic player on the cover, below which is the caption "Home Run Spoiled." Records an 11-1 Brooklyn victory on April 27, 1887. The date of the game is noted on the interior and has been verified by research. The preprinted lineups include Pinkney, McClelland Swartwood, and Burch for Brooklyn, and Stovey, Poorman, Larkins, and Flanagan for Philadelphia. Fr, separated along the spine and heavily repaired with tape.

5) 1887 New York (vs. Brooklyn) American Association Scorecard. The scorecard (9 x 7 inches) features advertising on the covers. Records a 2-0 Brooklyn victory. Research indicates that this game took place on June 25th. The preprinted lineups include Pinkney, McTamanay, and Swartwood for Brooklyn, and Orr, O'Brien, Holbert, and Nelson for New York. Fr-Gd, with tears and major chips.

6) 1887 Brooklyn (vs. Philadelphia) American Association Scorecard. The scorecard (8.5 x 7 inches) features a colorful illustration of a generic player on the cover, below which is the caption "Two Strikes." Records a 5-4 Brooklyn victory. The preprinted lineups include Pinkney, McClellan, McTamany, and Swartwood for Brooklyn, and Stovey, Poorman, Larkin, and Lyons for Philadelphia. The year "1887" is written in pencil on the interior. Research indicates that this game took place on Sunday, June 26, 1887. Vg, with a partial split along the fold line.

7) 1888 Brooklyn (vs. New York) Postseason Exhibition Game Scorecard. The scorecard (8.5 x 7 inches) is titled "Base Ball!/Washington Park" and lists the schedule for Brooklyn's home games from October 14th through October 23rd. Brooklyn, which was a member of the American Association, ended its regular season on October 16th in 1888; therefore, the other games listed are clearly exhibition contests. The written notation "Election Day, Nov 6 1888" appears on the interior. Based upon the names listed in the preprinted lineups, this scorecard records the actions of what was basically a "pick up" game, as many of the players were with different clubs during the regular season. (In 1888 New York wasn't even a member of the American Association anymore.) The lineups include Nelson, Burns, Orr, Terry, McGlone, Brosnan, Burdock, and Bushong for Brooklyn, and Jones, Hankinson, Esterbrook, Lehane, Troy, Kennedy, and Murphy for New York. Records a 6-5 ten-inning victory by Brooklyn. Gd-Vg, with a number of moderate-to-heavy creases.

8) 1889 Brooklyn (vs. Philadelphia) American Association "Yearbook-Style" Program. The 32-page program (5 x 6.5 inches) features fifteen individual portrait photos, including McGunnigle (manager), Foutz, Terry, Pinkney, Smith, O'Brien, Caruthers, Burns, Collins, Corkhill and Clark. Records a 10-2 Philadelphia victory on October 5, 1889. The date of the game is noted on the interior and has been verified by research. The preprinted lineups include O'Brien, Collins, Foutz, Pinkney, and Corkhill for Brooklyn, and Larkin, Lyons, Stovey, Bauer, and Fennelly for Philadelphia. Fr-Gd, with a tear along the top border (paper loss) that affects both covers and every page.

9) 1890 Brooklyn (vs. Cincinnati) National League "Yearbook-Style" Program. The 32-page program (5 x 6.75 inches) features seventeen individual portrait photos, including McGunnigle (manager), Foutz, Lovett, Daly, Terry, Pinkney, Smith, O'Brien, Caruthers, Burns, Collins, Corkhill and Clark. Records a 19-4 Brooklyn victory on May 21, 1890. The date of the game is noted on the interior and has been verified by research. The preprinted lineups include O'Brien, Collins, Burns, Foutz, and Pinkney for Brooklyn and McPhee, Marr, Holliday, and Reilly for Cincinnati. Gd-Vg, with a few interior pages separated from the spine and minor tears to the covers.

10) 1894 Brooklyn (vs. Philadelphia) National League Scorecard. The scorecard (12 x 8.5 inches) lists the name of the club and year on the cover. Records an 8-7 Brooklyn victory. Research indicates that this game took place on July 21st. The preprinted lineups include Hamilton, Delahanty, Thompson, Boyle, and Sullivan for Philadelphia, and Daly, Corcoran, Burns, and Foutz for Brooklyn. Gd, with a vertical fold and partial separation along the spine. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,666


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