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    1890 Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Alleghenys Game Used Trophy Baseball. Ancient sphere is the personal keepsake of rookie right-hander Billy Rhines, who came out of Bucknell University to lead the National League with a 1.95 ERA and a 1.121 WHIP in 1890. The ball was coated in golden paint and then artfully lettered, "Cincinnati vs. Pittsburg (sic), June 5, 1890, 9-1, Wm. Rhines, Cinn." A bit of chipping of the paint is evident, but the relic presents beautifully as it enters its fourteenth decade. Important figures on hand to witness Rhines' victory include Bid McPhee and Billy Sunday.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $3,000 - up.

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    30th Friday
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    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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    5 Days
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