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    Early 1890's Harry Wright Autograph. Wright's contributions to the early development of our National pastime place him right alongside Cartwright and Doubleday as one of baseball's most noteworthy pioneers. He was center fielder for the the first professional ball club, the 1876 Cincinnati Red Stockings, invented the box scoring system, designed the standard baseball uniform and was the first to direct his defense to shift in relation to hitters' tendencies. Yet despite his indisputable importance to the game, most Hall of Fame autograph collections find him sadly absent, certainly due to the great scarcity of available specimens born of the eleven decades that have passed since Wright did. Here we offer the opportunity to fill that conspicuously empty space in your own collection with a 2.5x3" clipping from an ancient envelope, scripted entirely in the early legend's black fountain pen ink. It reads, "Please return to Harry Wright, Mgr. Phila. B. Club, #1941 North 22nd St., Phila. Pa." The quality of the text is simply superb, a legitimate 9.5/10, and the small piece of paper that houses it remains free of creases, staining or tears. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/ PSA DNA.

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    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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