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    1890 Baseball Solitaire Game. The symbiotic relationship of the thoroughly American pastimes of baseball and capitalism are on full display in this game distributed by "snake oil salesmen" pushing products called "Barker's Horse, Cattle & Poultry Powder" on the game board itself, and "Barker's Nerve and Bone Liniment" on the packaging for the absent dice cup. The dice and playing markers do remain, however, making this the most complete example of the fewer than five known representations. There is some wear at the fold line of the game board, and some pencil writing in the box score at upper left, but this rare and ancient relic displays particularly well. Playing surface measures approximately thirteen inches square when open.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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