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Lot 156

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Lot Number: 156

Description: 1889 New York Giants Championship Testimonial program. Rare original program for the October 28, 1889 "Grand Testimonial Concert and Presentation of Pennant" held in honor of the National League Champion New York Giants. Interior lists League wide season statistics and has vignette images of Giants players including Ewing, Keefe, Welsh, Connor, Ward, O'Rourke, and Manager Mutrie. Heavy stock front and back covers display light toning with all titling and gilt coloration intact. Wear at corners/edges is minimal. String binding has come loose (original string remains present) with several of the holes through which it would pass torn to the edge on interior, only (1) cover hole affected. Interior pages are generally clean with light consistent toning. Panoramic style fold out season win/loss chart (EX/MT-NM) remains affixed in back. Earlier the very same day the Giants had played the American Association Champion Brooklyn Bridegrooms in the eighth of what would be a nine games series to decide a World's Champion. It marked the first time New York clubs had squared off in the post-season and laid the groundwork for the great rivalries which would follow: VG-VG/EX

Estimated Price Range: ($2,000-$4,000)

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