Baseball auction offers ticket to 1867 convention

March 17, 2014 • Business

In this photo made Tuesday, March 11, 2014, a 1910 painting of Cy Young in a Boston Red Sox uniform is on display at the Saco River Auction House in Biddeford, Maine. The auction house is getting a reputation for selling some of the nation’s oldest baseball memorabilia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A piece of sports history dating back to the 1867 meeting that institutionalized racial segregation in professional baseball is heading to the auction block.

Among the items up for sale by Saco River Auction Co. is a ticket to the Philadelphia baseball convention, which marked the drawing of a color line that wasn’t eradicated for good until 80 years later by Jackie Robinson.

During the convention, the National Association of Base-Ball Players’ nominating committee responded to a black team’s request for membership by banning Login to read more

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