Collection of five scarce baseball items dating from the 1800s. 1-3)
The three earliest pieces were all issued for the "First Annual Promenade Concert and Ball of the Monitor Base Ball Club," held at Hotchkiss Hall (Waterbury, Connecticut), on November 28, 1866. Comprised of a small fold-over program (2.75 x 4.25 inches), ticket (the notation "148 - Edward W. Smith Sec" is written on the reverse in black ink; 3.5 x 2.25 inches), and seat card ("At Home"; 3.5 x 2.25 inches). The program displays a heavy horizontal fold; otherwise Ex. The ticket and seat card are Ex-Mt. Accompanied by a small envelope (4.25 x 2.5 inches) that originally housed all three items. (Vg, with toning and a small tear on the flap). 4) 1866 Constitution and Playing Rules of the Eastern League of Professional Base Ball Clubs
. Published by A. G. Spalding & Bros. 64 pages. Ex, with light foxing and a small tear on the back cover. 5)
Calling Card. The decorative calling card (3.25 x 1.75 inches) features an illustration of a game in progress, with the name "Eddie H. McContrey" printed upside down upon the illustration. The words "Remember me" are printed in the lower left corner. Nr-Mt. Total: 5 items. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600.
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