1889 New York Giants Championship Testimonial Pamphlet 
Lot Number 329
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Offered is an incredible artifact commemorating the National League Champion New York Giants after back-to-back league titles. The 6-1/2 x 9-1/4 publication is titled Complimentary Testimonial of the Champions 1889 1890 New York Base Ball Club. The 26-page pamphlet contains season statistics for the entire league on the first eight pages with the remaining pages featuring portrait images of the NY Giants players. Hall of Famers include Buck Ewing, Roger Connor, Mickey Welch, John M. Ward, Tim Keefe and Jim O'Rourke. The condition of the piece is excellent with light toning present on the front and back covers. The interior is in superior condition, and the original light blue ribbon is intact but slightly tattered. This complimentary testimonial was distributed at a Grand Testimonial Concert and Presentation of Pennant to the New York Base Ball Club on October 20, 1889 arranged by DeWolff Hopper (famous for his Vaudeville renditions of Casey at the Bat). Inside the back cover is a tremendous four-page foldout of the day-to-day National League standing (NM). This unique offering is a must-have for any 19th-Century baseball collector. 
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