Look under the heading “incredibly tough baseball memorabilia” and you will most certainly find “Negro League” ticket stubs. Presented is a group of (10) vintage 1920s-1930s “Negro League” stubs from the New York region. Included are: 8/25/34 (EX) & 9/8/35 (VG, creased) stubs from exhibition benefit games held at Ebbets Field; (3) Brooklyn Royal Giants stubs (EX, VG-EX, VG) from Dexter Park in Queens, NY; and (5) rare 1935 Brooklyn Eagles (one year iteration) stubs (average VG-EX) from Ebbets Field. More on our website.
While all of the proffered stubs may be considered tough, the Brooklyn Eagles stubs are seldom offered as this team was a one year iteration which played to a 15-12 record in 1935. In 1936 the Eagles were merged with the Newark Dodgers and moved to the City of Newark as the Newark Eagles. These (5) Brooklyn Eagles stubs bear the facsimile signature of team founder and co-owner Abraham Manley whose wife and team co-owner Effa Manley was the first woman enshrined in the Hall of Fame as an executive.
The (3) Brooklyn Royal Giants stubs bear the facsimile signature of Nat Strong who also owned Dexter Park which was shared with the Brooklyn Bushwicks. The Bushwicks were a prominent semi-pro team considered unique for fielding a multi-ethnic roster.
The 9/8/35 stub bears the title “One Big Day in Baseball”. This stub is from a benefit double-header which featured the Philadelphia Stars vs. The Brooklyn Eagles and the New York Cubans vs. the Pittsburgh Crawfords. The 8/25/34 is from a benefit game featuring Negro League All-Stars vs. White All-Star team comprised of top semi-pro players.