Printed circular addressed to a retail store, with two additional leaves of advertising material for Philadelphia Game Mfg. Company's "Major League Base Ball Game." Baseball, Philadelphia Game Mfg. Co.

Printed circular addressed to a retail store, with two additional leaves of advertising material for Philadelphia Game Mfg. Company's "Major League Base Ball Game."

[Philadelphia: Philadelphia Game Mfg. Co., 1915]. First edition. Single leaf of letterhead with a printed mimeo letter, approx. 11 x 8.5 inches, with an approx. 7x 6 order form ("1915 Line-Ups Now Ready") and an attached leaflet printed recto and verso (with halftone illus. of the game) measuring approx. 6.25 x 6.25 inches. Some browning on the verso of the letter; three-inch closed tear along an old fold to the letter; some light soil; in very good condition. Item #14825

Addressed to the toy department of Messrs. Goodrich & Co., Owego, N.Y., advertising material for this popular early tabletop baseball simulation, playing up a lower retail price for the upcoming season and touting its sales power: "A wonderful seller and a sure booster to any Toy Department, and that department isn't complete without the MAJOR LEAGUE, - Why? - because is it the game every boy wants - and should have, - and if you haven't it - put it in, so that HE CAN GET IT - FROM YOU!" Some idea of the state of organized ball ca. 1915 might be gathered from the printed circular, which notes "By a series of line-up cards, every regular in the four big leagues, National, American, Federal, International, go with every game." This game--a fairly simply spinner and peg game with flashy ancillary printed material--was evidently produced through the 1920s.

Price: $50.00