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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Top Ten Most Wanted

The Hauls of Shame web site has an interesting list of the top ten most wanted missing baseball treasures. Here is the list:

1. June 19, 1846 Score Sheets For First Match Game; Knickerbockers vs. New Yorks.
(A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection, New York Public Library)

2. 1859 Knickerbocker B.B.C. Challenge Letter to the Eagle B.B.C.(A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection, New York Public Library)

3. 1859 Photo of the Excelsiors of Brooklyn and Knickerbocker Base Ball Clubs by Williamson, Brooklyn.(A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection, New York Public Library)

4. 1874 Autographed Warren Cabinet Photo of Harry Wright.(A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection, New York Public Library)

5. 1875 Letter to Harry Wright Awarding Boston the Championship Pennant of 1875. Signed by Harry Wright and Morgan Bulkeley. (From the missing Harry Wright Correspondence Scrapbook Vol. 1, A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection, New York Public Library)

6. 1892 Imperial Cabinet Photo of the Boston B.B.C with Mike “King” Kelly(M. T. McGreevey Collection of Baseball Pictures, Boston Public Library)

7. 1877 Letter Written by Banished Ballplayer Jim Devlin to Harry Wright. (Harry Wright Correspondence Scrapbook Vol. 1 , A. G. Spalding Collection, New York Public Library)

8. A) 1887 Autographed Tintype photo of Hall-of Famer Tommy McCarthy. (A. G. Spalding Collection, New York Public Library)

8. B) The Last Will and Testament of Hall-of-Famer Thomas F. McCarthy. (Suffolk County Probate Court, Boston, MA.)

9. 1917 Letter Written by Christy Mathewson to August Herrmann. (August Herrmann Papers, National Baseball Hall of Fame)

10. 1859 Brooklyn Excelsiors Challenge Letter to Knickerbocker B.B.C.(A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection, New York Public Library)

Click this link for a more detailed description of each missing artifact.

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