1869 "The Red Stockings" Sheet Music 
Lot Number 939
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/05/2008 16:00:00 
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Description

As America’s first professional baseball club in 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings promoted themselves by commissioning the writing of a tune called “Red Stocking Schottism,” which was distributed on sheet music in Cinicinatti, Boston, Galveston and New Orleans. Presented is a surviving example of this sheet music from the Reds’ debut year. The centerpiece illustration shows the pitcher Brainard delivering an underhand pitch, and captain and Hall of Famer Harry Wright prominently is featured at the top. The piece has significant paper aging and wear. The string binding is mostly undone and the back contains a small handwritten note. For a true connoisseur of early period baseball, this piece is a fantastic opportunity to secure a hard-to-find collectible. 
 
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