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Lewis Henke and William Smith Souvenir Tickets and 2 Chicago Federal League Tickets

Auction:
2809T
Lot:
1048
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2809T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 28, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Lewis Henke and William Smith Souvenir Tickets and 2 Chicago Federal League Tickets, 1885 ticket for Lewis Henke reads "1st. Baseman of the Atlanta Base Ball Club, 1885, fatally hurt y accident in the game of August 14th with the Nashvilles, died Saturday, August 15th, 1885 at 6 o'clock P. M. / 'GOD REST HIS SOUL IN PEACE!'" below mounted photograph on front and "Souvenir Ticket for the Henke Benefit. / Don't give up this ticket at the Gate. Keep it in memory of the honest player, for the benefit of whose wife and family it is issued." on reverse, 2 3/8 x 4 in., 1886 ticket for William Smith reads "3rd Baseman of the Toronto Base Ball Club. Fatally injured while bathing on Hanlan's Island, Toronto, August 8th, 1886. Died Monday, August 9th, at 3.30 A.M. / 'God rest his soul in peace." below mounted photograph on front and "Souvenir Ticket for the Smith Benefit. / Don't give up this Ticket at the Gate. Keep it in memory of the honest Player, for the benefit of whose Mother it is issued." on reverse, 2 3/8 x 4 in., 1914 Chicago Federal League Annual Pass numbered 309 and 1915 Chicago Federal League Baseball Club pass both signed by sportswriter Malcolm MacLean (d. 1948), each 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
Estimate $600-800


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Keywords

Lewis Henke, Baseman, player, Atlanta Base Ball Club, William Smith, Toronto Base Ball Club, Toronto, Chicago Federal League Baseball Club, Malcolm MacLean

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