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The Professional Game of Baseball

Object Number: 
2000.344
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 8 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. ( 4.4 x 20.6 x 20.6 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ Professional Game of/ BASEBALL/ PUBLISHED BY/ Parker Bros./ SALEM, MASS."
Description: 
"The Professional Game of Baseball" board game in a paper covered cardboard box with a gameboard, two wooden dice cups, a pair of bone die and sixteen wooden playing pieces; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration in a medallion of two men playing baseball, one as the batter and the other as the catcher, batter dressed in a blue shirt and red pants and a red cap, and the catcher all in white; box cover inscribed, "THE/ Professional Game of/ BASEBALL/ PUBLISHED BY/ Parker Bros./ SALEM, MASS."; board represents a baseball diamond with each position indicated with a man, and stands at the bottom; directions applied to the interior of the box cover.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group