High Grade 1889-90 New York Base Ball Club Testimonal Dinner Program/Yearbook
A pristine pioneer-era illustrated baseball program, this is for the presentation of the pennant during the New York Base Ball Club dinner for winning the World Series for the 1889-90 season. Under the tutelage of James Murtire, who has a full page photogravure and with players WM Ewing (capt), Timothy Keefe, J.M. Ward, Arthur Whitney, Roger Conner, Daniel Richardson, and with phenomenal players, also with photogravure portraits, WM Ewing (capt), Timothy Keefe, J.M. Ward, Arthur Whitney, Roger Conner, Daniel Richardson, Michael Welsh, WM Brown, James O'Rourke, George Gore and others, a total of sixteen photogravure portraits immortalize this championship team to the ages. Mutrie is one of the most important pioneers in baseball American baseball, co-founder and first manager of both the original New York Metropolitans and the New York Giants and attributed to coining the nickname "Giants." The program is 15 pages with player statistics and large foldout insert of the pennant race measuring 9x27". The program measures 6.75x9.25" and except for a light vertical crease on the cover, condition is NRMT.