1890 Reach’s Official American Association Base Ball Guide.
Lot 476. 1890 Reach’s Official American Association Base Ball Guide. This American Association was a rival of the National League. It folded in 1891 The front cover of the guide displays an artist’s rendering of a batter with ring bat. The 198 pages of the guide are g to vg and loaded with statistics, including individual batting and fielding, club batting and fielding records and more. A summary of the 1889 season is provided, with coverage of the American Association, the National League and significant and less significant minor leagues. Some players have a small marking in red pencil added beside their names. The guide, though still intact, is split along the spine. A 3/8” strip of tape runs the length of the front cover at the spine. Published by the A. J. Reach Co. of Philadelphia, the guide is technically p, but complete, and it remains useful as a historic reference. Winning Bid $83.