With the folding of the National Association after the 1875 season MLB’s first dynasty the Boston Red Stockings changed their team nickname to “Red Caps” while becoming a charter member of the new National League in 1876. Presented is a very appealing Boston Baseball Season Ticket pass from the NL’s inaugural season 1876. Certified Authentic by SCG this dynamic ducat also bears the signature of Team President N. T. Apollonio with JSA authentication noted on the flip. This extremely rare relic appears to be unused, as the “Admit” line is not filled out. More on our website.
The Admit line features a dotted line with the words “and Lady” at the end signifying the Season Ticket was good for the holder and a female companion. The ticket’s borders are printed with a series of game numbers from 1 to 40, these numbers are not punched or marked in any way, giving further evidence to this ticket’s apparent unused status. The obverse is numbered 124 at lower left and the title “Boston Base Ball Association, Season Ticket” appears across the top above the Admit line. The reverse side features an embossed seal which reads “Boston Base Ball Association, Organized 1871”.
The 1876 Boston Red Caps led by HOFers O’Rourke and H. Wright finished fourth in the fledgling NL with a record of 39-31. After several city and nickname changes this Franchise is the current day Atlanta Braves.