Baseball Cards, 1887-1914, presents a Library of Congress treasure -- 2,100 early baseball cards from the earliest period of America's favorite pastime. The cards show such legendary figures as Ty Cobb stealing third base for Detroit, Tris Speaker batting for Boston, and pitcher Cy Young posing formally in his Cleveland uniform. Other notable players include Connie Mack, Walter Johnson, King Kelly, and Christy Mathewson.
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- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
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