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    1899 Game of Base Ball by McLoughlin Bros. The twin pillars of extraordinary aesthetics and intense rarity establishes this Victorian-era beauty as one of the most desirable inhabitants of The Mark Cooper Collection. This is, in fact, the only known example of the game that survives to present date, and the offering does far more than merely survive, with all signs of age and wear confined to the majestically lithographed box lid what still presents beautifully despite edge wear, general soiling and the loss of the aprons. The interior is effectively unchanged from its date of issue and includes the full contingent of five spinners that serve as both the randomizers for course of play and for tallying balls and strikes. Likewise present are the red and blue wooden pegs representative of the players. A hidden compartment at one end of the playing surface serves as storage when the game is not in use. Dimensions 22x12x1".

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    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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