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    VERY RARE C. 1870 SILK BASEBALL RIBBON.

    Delicate red silk ribbon from the Mystic, Connecticut Oceanic Baseball Club, active 1869-72 as a semi-pro club.  It was apparently a custom of the time for players to exchange similar ribbons with members of the opposite team, presumably as keepsakes; this one was found carefully tucked into an 1872 book.

    Choice condition but for two light water stains, and featuring a sailboat (Mystic being a seaport).  Most unusual. Length 7 1/2".



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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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