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1884 Boston Beaneaters Scorecard vs. Philadelphia Quakers with Manager John Merrill Cover

Lot Number 616

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From the original South End Grounds stadium in Boston comes this antique game day souvenir. With results recorded neatly in pencil including the date 6/17/84, this early NL scorecard features a Boston Beaneaters (Braves) line-up that won the NL pennant the previous year vs. the Philadelphia Quakers (Phillies) in a match-up of two of the longest tenured MLB franchises. With deference to a typical vertical compacting fold, this amazing publication remains in excellent condition with tremendous display appeal. More on our website.

Though the listed players did not make it to the HOF, they did grace the popular Allen & Ginter, Old Judge, etc. tobacco baseball cards of the period. An excellent representative of a time when pitchers batted in the middle of the order and players often fielded several positions, this historically significant scorecard is crisp and clean throughout with a solid spine, uniform cream coloring and bold printed text/graphics. An image of Beaneaters manager John Merrill adorns the front cover along with the tag “This cut reduced, redrawn, electrotyped, and printed by Rand, Avery & Co., Wednesday, 12 o’clock, from cabinet photo of Mr. Merrill furnished Tuesday at 11 o’clock. The quickest on record.”.

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