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Walter T. Avery Autographed Page - Played in June 19, 1846 First-Ever Officially Recorded Baseball Game - PSA/DNA

Lot Number 827

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In the circles of vintage baseball autographs, it simply doesn’t get any earlier than this! Encapsulated with autograph assessed “Authentic” by PSA/DNA, this 4x6” ledger is signed by Walter T. Avery. While his is not a household name among baseball enthusiasts, Avery suited up on June 19, 1846 for the first ever officially recorded baseball game. His New York Knickerbockers were felled by the New York Nine, 23-1 in four innings at Elysian Field in Hoboken, New Jersey that day. Executed in black-ink steel tip fountain pen atop the page, Avery’s flowing penmanship projects (“9”) potency. Avery (d.1904) was the last surviving player from that Knickerbockers squad.

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