Extremely Rare 1872 Baseball Ticket – Boston vs. New York 
Lot Number 217
 
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Presented is one of the earliest known baseball tickets from September 20, 1872. The game featured the Boston Red Stockings and the New York Mutuals with four Hall of Famers on the two squads. The pitching match-up was one of historic proportion with Boston’s Al Spalding and New York’s Candy Cumming. George and Harry Wright were on the field for the Red Stockings, fueling the offense for the best team in the National Association. The 2-1/2 x 4” complimentary ticket, printed on heavy stock paper, is crease free and exhibits mild foxing along the left border. The reverse of the ticket features the schedule for the two-day exhibition at the Weymouth Agricultural and Industrial Society and is in sound condition with minor toning. The name of the original owner is scripted on the front on the admit line, ”E.F. Raymond” written in pencil. This ticket is one of only a handful of 19th Century baseball tickets known to exist, and the condition of the ticket is (VG-EX). 
 
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