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    1889 Philadelphia Athletics Stock Certificate. Enormously rare American Association stock certificate was originally issued to supply five $100 shares of Capital Stock to "N.L. Foy," an early investor in the famous Philadelphia ballclub. The certificate is endorsed by team president Henry Pennypacker, W.S. Kames (secretary), and W.H. Whitaker (treasurer.) Pennypacker headed the syndicate which purchased the team in November of 1887. Following the 1891 season, the American Association clubs joined the National League. A raised seal appears at lower left, and the 7.5x11" certificate exhibits original storage folds but no other issues of note. One of the earliest Major League stock certificates we've encountered.


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