Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sportsmans Park & Club Letterhead

I found a picture of the letterhead used by the Sportsmans Park & Club Association at the CollectSportsOnline Sportsman's Park Web Site. The site has a couple of interesting articles by Richard Leetch about the evolution of baseball in St. Louis and the 1886 Championship.

It appears that the letter this image was taken from was dated May 26, 1896. The offices of the Association is listed on the letterhead as being located at Vandeventer and Natural Bridge. This, of course, was the location of New Sportsmans Park, Von der Ahe's great sports complex that was built in 1892 and burned to the ground on April 15, 1898.

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