1879 Buffalo Bisons Trade Card with "Pud" Galvin  
Lot Number 826
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The 1870s Buffalo Bisons were such a force in the International League that by 1879 the squad was promoted to the National League, where they continued to play top-flight baseball. The offered 4-1/8 x 6-3/4” 1879 Buffalo Bisons trade card is an impressive artifact from this team that fielded Hall of Fame hurler James Francis “Pud” Galvin. The trade card focuses on a pair of contests in which the Bisons proved victorious against the Cincinnati Red Stockings and a team from Hornellsville, New York. The vintage caption also mocks players from the Utica nine. Members of the Bisons who are mentioned include Galvin, Crowley, Libby, Fulmer, Allen, Force, Allen, McGonigle, Eggler and Mack. This blank-backed sepia-toned beauty is in sterling condition considering the antique ephemeron is nearly 130 years old. The wafer-thin affixed caption reveals slight corner chipping, while the relatively clean surface and reverse reveals negligible age spotting, finger print residue and other soiling. With nary a hint of creasing, this nineteenth century baseball artwork is a perfect compliment to any pre-war assembly. 
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