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Item was in Auction "SCP Auctions July 2009 Internet Auction",
which ran from 7/8/2009 12:00 PM to
7/23/2009 8:00 PM

The card was issued in 1869 and is one of the first Baseball Cards issued and also the beginning of Baseball as we know it today. The card itself was issued in multiple sizes as well as different backs. This card is the large version and most desirable and is 1 of 6 graded authentic by PSA. The card has special historical importance as it features Baseballs First Major League Team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings led by Hall of Famers Harry and George Wright as well as having the advertising Peck & Snyder logo on the back, who were a leading sporting goods retailer at that time. The card is centered nicely with a crease in the upper left hand corner, which does not affect the visual eye appeal. The back of the card is clean and shows no signs of toning. In addition, the sepia image featured on the front of the card captures the game of baseball in its infancy. This is one of, if not, the nicest examples known to exist. "This card is extremely important because many hobbyists consider it to be one of the very first baseball cards to ever be produced.