Pair of Turn-of-the-Century Brooklyn National League Scorecards

Sold For: $4,406

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1199

Item Year: 1901

Category: The Jerry Smolin Collection

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Two early fold-over Brooklyn Superbas National League scorecards, dating to the turn of the century (1901 and 1903), for games against Chicago and New York, respectively, at Washington Park in Brooklyn. Scorecards from this era (1890 to 1905) are extremely rare and are, in fact, rarer than scorecards from the 1880s. 1) 1901 Brooklyn vs. Chicago. The preprinted lineups include Hartzell, Dolan, Doyle, and Green for Chicago, and Keeler, Kelley, Daly, and Dahlen for Brooklyn. The scorecard is neatly scored in pencil and records a 9-2 Chicago win. Based upon the score, research indicates that this game took place on May 23rd. The scores for three other National League games are written in pencil along the top of the front cover. The scorecard (6 x 9 inches) displays a few areas of light toning, moderate corner creases, and a small reddish stain at the top of the back cover. Vg. 2) 1903 Brooklyn vs. New York. A portrait photo of Brooklyn outfielder Jimmy Sheckard appears on the front cover. The preprinted lineups include Browne, Van Haltren, McGann, McGinnity, and Mathewson for New York (Mathewson's name is crossed out, indicating McGinnity pitched this game, and Roger Bresnahan's name is written in pencil in the catcher's spot), and Strang, Sheckard, Doyle, and Dahlen for Brooklyn. The program is neatly scored in pencil and records a 20-2 win for New York. The score of the game, along with the date, "May 6th 1903," is written in pencil on the front cover. Research indicates that the score of this game corresponds to the date written. The scorecard (6 x 9 inches) displays light scattered toning and a few small edge tears. Vg. Total: 2 scorecards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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