The New York (Sunday) Mercury (1870-80) run of newspapers.






      
Lot 171. The New York (Sunday) Mercury (1870-80) run of newspapers.

Winning Bid  $324
The New York (Sunday) Mercury commenced publication in 1839. It published only on Sunday. It was the first newspaper to provide regular coverage of baseball. It has extensive coverage of the National Association and the beginning of the National League. As the years go on the baseball coverage’s increases. In 1858 the paper hired Henrik (Henry) Chadwick, to cover the sport for the paper. There are eleven volumes, one for each year. The first 6 (1870-1875) are in matching labeled binders (illustrated) and in reasonably nice condition. The remaining 5 years have black covers which are mostly loose but the Mercury pages are in decent shape. Each volume measures 25” x 18” and the total weight is 103 pounds. Shipping estimate via Fed Ex Ground is $60-$125. Winning Bid $324


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