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    1879 Boston Base Ball Association Stock Certificate. Fully executed stock certificate for Harry Wright's Boston Red Caps was issued to Julian B. Hart, a name which would surface along with Dan Brouthers and the gang as one of the leading voices for the Brotherhood/Players League some eleven years later. Here he purchases a single share in this early National League franchise. The original receipt stub is affixed with an ancient pin on the left side. Flipping the certificate over, we find a pair of handwritten transfers of the stock on the verso as the ownership changed hands in the mid and late 1880's. The entire document measures 5.5x16", and exposes some mild water staining and chipping/fold separation at right side, which causes little problem and does not affect legibility in any way. A very interesting and very early artifact from the infancy of professional ball.

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