Historic RARE certificate #1 from the Boston Base Ball Association issued in 1872. This historic document and has an
ornate border around it and is signed by the team's President ( John A. Conkey ) and Treasuer ( George H. Burditt ). This is one of the earliest Professional Baseball teams. Some minor toning on left margin slightly cut into border folded in thirds with slight seperation on bottom portion of left fold, otherwise EF. The certificate was issued to J.S. Potter for ten shares of stock.
Early Team Photo - Boston Base Ball Association known as the Boston Red Stockings
Established on January 20, 1871, the Boston Red Stockings was one of the eight original members of the National League. The team was orgnized as the Boston Base Ball Club with $15,000 in common stock at $100 a share.
They won six of the first eight pennants and in 1875 they won twenty-six games in a row along with every single home game at the Union Baseball Grounds in South Boston. In 1883, in order to tie their identity to Boston and to avoid confusion with the Cincinnati Reds of the American League, the Red Stockings change their name to the Beaneaters. By 1912 the Boston began to be called the Braves.
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