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    1883 Harry Wright Signed Scorecard, Providence vs. Philadelphia. One of the true pioneers of the early game, Wright took center field duties for the first all-professional team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, designed the standard baseball uniform and engineered the box scoring system, a specimen of which is wonderfully represented here. Offered is a single page from Wright's personal scoring book, filled out and signed entirely in the early Hall of Famer's hand as he managed the Providence Grays in a fifteen to eight victory over the Philadelphia Quakers. Wright's skilled hand captures the events of this June 22, 1883 game with a military precision, offering an intriguing look into the 19th century game--nine total errors!--with Hall of Fame pitcher Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourne among the participants. All pencil writing is as strong as the day it was applied to this 4x6.5" sheet, including that within the box marked scorer, into which Wright has entered his full "Harry Wright" signature. Wright's passing in 1895 makes his one of the most difficult of all Hall of Fame autographs, and the appearance of one on a personal box score pays big dividends. The page itself remains in wonderful condition, with no condition issues worth noting. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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