1888 St. Louis Browns (Cardinals) Team Composite Celluloid. Spectacularly well-preserved relic celebrates the American Association team that served as the lineal forefather of the modern St. Louis Cardinals of the National League. Despite the surprising failure to list 1885 at the bottom of the display, this was actually the fourth consecutive Championship season for the early baseball juggernaut. Most notable among the eleven men pictured in individual vignettes is Charles Comiskey, who would come to prominence and eventual Hall of Fame enshrinement for his ownership of the Chicago White Sox. The translucent 6x8" sheet has two punch holes at upper edge, suggesting it had once been part of a bound volume, and bears the creators' name of "Baldwin & Gleason Co., New York" in small text at lower right. Magnificent condition, particularly when considering the delicate construction.

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