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Spring, 1905 issue of Sporting Life featuring the 1905 Haverhill (Massachusetts) Hustlers of the New England League.  The team featured several players with eventual big league pedigrees, including Fred Brown, Jim McGinley, Connie Murphy, Tom Raftery, Dike Varney and Jim Wallace.  All but Varney are pictured on the cover image.  The key image on the piece, however, is that of the club manager, Hall of Famer Billy Hamilton.  Though Hamilton is pictured with the club, he was actually not their manager in 1905, having departed the club for the Harrisburg Senators of the Tri-State League for that season.  Hamilton would be back in Haverhill in 1906.

The publication displays very well, technically in VG condition with overall toning, particularly along the spine.  Tiny edge tears and a lower-left corner clip are evident, along with some larger tears and wrinkling along the top edge.  A stray pencil marking appears in the upper-right corner.  Still, an excellent display piece featuring 19th Century Hall of Famer "Sliding" Billy Hamilton.

1905 Sporting Life Magazine/Haverhill Baseball Club - Billy Hamilton (HOF)
1905 Sporting Life Magazine/Haverhill Baseball Club - Billy Hamilton (HOF)
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Minimum Bid: $50
Final prices include buyers premium.: $123
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Sunday, November 29, 2020.
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