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    1916 New York Giants Record 23rd Consecutive Victories Game Used Baseball. From the estate of Hall of Fame first baseman George "Highpockets" Kelly comes this historic early horsehide from a period of unprecedented invincibility for the New York Giants. Kelly's own handwriting tells the tale:

    "From Game Sept. 27, 1916. Giants vs. St. L. Car. Score 3-2 Makeing (sic) 23 Straight. Game played at Polo Grounds, New York. 23 Straight, Worlds Record."

    John McGraw's fiesty club would ultimately expand the total to twenty-six before suffering a defeat, a remarkable late-season (September 7th through 30th) surge that nonetheless failed in its pennant pursuit of hated local rivals the Brooklyn Robins. ONL ball exhibits heavy wear from both game use and improper storage, leaving notations worn but still legible. One must excuse such condition issues in light of the tremendous rarity, historical importance, and connection to one of the great names in Big Apple ball.


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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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