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    1914 Baltimore vs. Buffalo Federal League Opening Day Panoramic Photograph. Picturing packed grandstands festooned with American flags, this photograph captures an almost idyllic rite of American spring, but to the entrenched Major Leagues, the scene was tantamount to an act of war. Thirteen years after the National League suffered the birth of the American League, yet another suitor for the nation's baseball stars and dollars was born here, at Baltimore's Terrapin Park. While the rogue league would survive just two seasons before drowning in a sea of red ink, the needle moved ever so slightly in favor of the players in the monetary battles between ownership and labor, another step on the long path that would be further paved by Babe Ruth and Curt Flood in years to come.

    We've never encountered this image before, and it may well be unique, a fact that makes its nearly pristine appearance feel like overkill. Text along bottom edge reads, "Opening Day - Federal League - Apr. 13, 1914, Score - Baltimore 3 - Buffalo 2 - Attendance 30,000, Hughes Co. Photo." Viewable image area is 37x9.5", with matting and original framing completing the dimensions at 42.5x14". One of the most compelling game photographs we've ever handled.

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