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    National Baseball League Ad Note

    Denver, CO- Thorrington's Boot and Shoe Office National Base Ball League Ad Note $5 1887
    Both an incredible Colorado and baseball note that is very attractive and one that certainly earned the third party grade of PCGS Very Fine 35. This example has the highest grade that we can recall for one of these baseball notes that were used as an advertising medium for several, far flung, small businesses across the nation during the late 1880s. The note itself exhibits wonderful color with its white paper and green ink and the folds are light. The year of "1887" is the underprint at center. The portrait at left is of the president of the Chicago White Stockings (today's Chicago Cubs) A(lbert) G. Spaulding and the vignette at right is of a batter at the plate. The back has a dozen portraits of members of the team and they include the likes of pitcher John Clarkson, catcher Tom Daly, infielder Cap Anson, and outfielders Jimmy Ryan and Billy Sunday. The White Stockings played 121 games during the season. They won 71 and lost 50, which was good enough for third place. However, the winning bidder of this great note will be in first place.


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