Baseball – A First Ever Box Score Collector’s Set

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The Original Box Score Collector’s Set: 
This set is the first ever and one of only two such sets ever produced in baseball publishing history, the other being our ‘Boston Red Sox 2004 Championship’ set.  It is a baseball collectible that was designed and produced as a high-end premium item for our sophisticated clients and/or serious baseball collectors.  It has won numerous awards over the years as well as appearing and selling in The New Yorker, Smithsonian and the Wall Street Journal.  The production of this set was an incredible publishing feat.
Now, after twenty-five plus years we are selling the remaining sets (mint condition) … that were put in storage for safe keeping.
If you are a ‘serious’ collector of rare baseball collectibles this would be a great addition.
The set: Divided into four unique series and tied together through 216 classic box score games and stories, it is a dynamic history of professional baseball … taking you from the 1800’s including the first recorded box score (1845) to the mid 1990’s.  But this set is more than just box scores and reverse side short stories … it’s a true insight into the evolution of baseball and American history as seen thru analytics, the ‘Box Score‘.  For the serious collector this should be a must have.  Once they are gone, they are GONE!

A little history:
All the research, design layouts, graphics and typesetting were done from 1985 to 1993.  A period when only there was desktop publishing, and the internet was basically nonexistent.  This was a period when access to historic baseball data was difficult to obtain (to say the least) and if existing, took months to retrieve, confirm and convert.

Convert:
You say convert! This was the stone age … typewriter to 5 1/4 floppies to 2 1/4 IBM floppies , to Mac graphic discs to film. In all, three conversions of over one million characters per conversion that had to be proofed and signed off each time.  And while this was going on, our printer’s partner decided to blow away (as in bang, bang) his other two partners.  What a nightmare that was. But finally with all the data and trademarks in place, this first ever box score set became a reality.

Players, Teams & Games:
Players: Such as Honus Wagner, Sandy Koufax, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Boudreau, Cap Anson, Johnny Bench, Jackie Robinson, Reggie Jackson, John Smoltz, Duke Snider, Robin Yount, Mike Schmidt, Hal Newhouse, the Wright Brothers, the Waner Brothers, Al Spalding, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Cal Ripken, Ed Murray and that’s just a few of ‘em!
Teams: All the modern era teams as well as historic teams such as the Knickerbockers, Cincinnati Red Stockings, Forest City, Troy Haymakers, Atlantics, Colt 45s, Brooklyn Dodgers, Empires, Gothams, Providence Grays, St Louis Browns, and many more. 
Games: Historic games involving the Yankees, Red Sox, Cards, Dodgers, Giant, etc. … as well as games like the first Houston Colts 45 box score and the White Sox 29-run game. 
 


The set includes 216 cards (four series):

The first series,Eighteen Hundred Card(s) is designed to give you a feel for baseball’s battle to survive in the 19th Century and the fan’s need for more information as reflected in the constant changing of the box score. There are 36 historic 1800 box score game cards each with a related story in this series.

Eighteen Hundred Card: front side (historic box score) / back side (article)

1800-a1-1845   1800-a1-1845x

The second series, Regular Season Card (s) is designed to capture baseball’s many eras, from Honus Wagner (1900’s) to Sammy Sosa (1990’s) and all the classic box score games in between. There are 108 historic 20th Century box score game cards with their related tales in this series.

Regular Season Card: front side (historic box score) / back side (article)

  Regular Season - 0057 (1941)A  Regualr Season - 0057 (1941-1)

The third series, the Pennant Races Card (s) illustrates (particularly on the ‘newspaper’ side of the card) how baseball, over the years has captivated towns, cities and countries. There are 36 historic 20th Century pennant races box score game cards with their all the twist and turn tales in this series.

Pennant Races Card:   front side (historic box score) / back side (article)

    Origianl - Pen Art (51)  Origianl - Pen Box (51)

The fourth series, the World Series card (s) needs no explanation, it’s the history of America’s fall classic! These are 36 classic box score game cards and the story behind them.

World Series Card: front side (historic box score) / back side (article)

    Full Scale World Series Art  Full Scale World Series Box

Finally, this set was produced in 1994 and with that, certain game cards are even more valuable because records that have been broken such as Roger Maris’s sixty-first home run game.

Pricing Details

Option Description Price
# 1Original Box Score Set (unsigned) $ 125.00
# 2 Original Box Score Set (signed & numbered)$ 175.00

Pricing: Includes handling, shipping and taxes.
Invoicing: PayPal
Certification Doc (below):

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Contact:  dxcoffey@BoxScoreCards.com


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