Friday, May 27, 2011

REA: Not Just Vintage But Historic, Part 2

Here are some more historic Baseball memorabilia items from REA's auction.

This is a cabinet photo of the Brooklyn Excelsiors and Washington Nationals posing together prior to a game on September 18, 1866. The "Father of Baseball," Henry Chadwick, is also pictured sitting in the middle with a giant beard. Written on the back is:
"Taken at 3 p.m. Sept 18. 1866 on the White Lot./Nationals of Washington/Arthur P. Gorman/President/Excelsior of Brooklyn/Dr. Jones. Pres./Henry Chadwick sitting in front of Gorman. Sporting Editor N.Y. Mercury."
It sold for $18,000.00.

This is just a beautiful Baseball trophy that was presented to the Brooklyn Resolutes team in 1888. They were a 19th century team that was a member of National Association of Base Ball Players, the first national baseball organization. It was presented by Herman H. Kiffe who was the proprietor of Kiffe Sporting Goods, which was located in Brooklyn, New York. It sold for $3,250.00.

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