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1871 document relating to the Troy Haymakers, the club's first season in the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players.  On "Haymaker Base Ball Club" stationery, the form invitation implores James A Eddy to a Haymakers stockholder meeting on October 20, and comes from the desk of team secretary John A. Sleicher.  The words "very important" are written at the bottom of the letter, in the handwriting of the sender.  Initially named the Union Base Ball Club, the Haymakers joined the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players in its inaugural season of 1871, the first professional sports league.  Perhaps the best-known player on the club was Lipman Pike, known as the first-ever Jewish baseball player.  The document exhibits some moderate staining, along with folds consistent with mailing and storage, but is an important early document from one of the very first professional baseball teams.

Rare 1871 Troy Haymakers National Association Shareholder DocumentRare 1871 Troy Haymakers National Association Shareholder Document
Rare 1871 Troy Haymakers National Association Shareholder Document
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