Lot # 91: 1887 Rochester vs. Binghamton International Association Official Scorecard

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Early scorecard for a game between the Rochester Maroons and Binghamton Crickets of the 1887 International Association.  The game has been lightly scored in pencil, apparently a 4-1 Rochester victory.  The lineups feature some better-known names from the era, including Doc Kennedy, Charles "Chief" Zimmer, and Jersey Barely for Rochester, and Bob Gilks, George Keefe  and Harry Lyons for Binghamton.  The artwork bears the "Home Run Spoiled" illustration depicting a player making a fantastic backpedaling catch in the outfield.  It is the presence of third baseman John McGlone in the Rochester lineup that dates the scorecard to 1887; McGlone's 1887 season was spent with the club along with each of the other names present on the scorecard.  The scorecard is in GOOD condition largely due to two large spots of paper loss and a tear from scrapbook damage on the reverse, neither of which passes through the paper to the inside.  The result is an apparent VG/EX condition front with the game scored in pencil on the interior.  A lovely display piece and an example of beautiful lithography and 19th Century advertising.

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