1889 Spalding Baseball World Tour Banquet Program. There's no place like home. After the first great international barnstorming tour in baseball history, the exhausted globetrotting tourists reconvened at the famous Delmonico's steakhouse in lower Manhattan to celebrate a job well done. Presented is an extraordinarily rare program on hand that night to welcome legends from Cap Anson to Albert Spalding to George Wright back to the States. Among the luminaries rubbing elbows with baseball royalty that day were Mark Twain and future President Theodore Roosevelt.

    The eighteen-page (inclusive of covers) program is both a menu and a listing of speakers, with imagery of the many global sites visited by the tourists. The booklet is bound by blue and yellow ribbons, two of which are broken but still present. The pages themselves exhibit typical handling wear but no problems of significance. Certainly one of the rarest Major League baseball publications in the hobby. Cover measures a bit larger than 6x7".

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