Lot 251. “Wright & Ditson’s 1911 Base Ball Guide.” In 1871, baseball pioneer George Wright opened the Wright & Ditson sporting goods company in Boston. Three years later, he entered the baseball guide competition. Over the next 30+ years, Wright & Ditson guides appeared sporadically. Tim Murname, a sportswriter and teammate of Wright’s in Boston, edited the 1910-12 versions. The 1911 edition has photos of the four surviving members of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, including Wright; Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Tris Speaker, Eddie Collins, Frank Chance, Johnny Evers and other stars of the period. Many high school teams are pictured. The back cover of this guide absent; the front cover is held in place with tape. The pages are ex, and the guide appears to be complete. If anything is missing, it would be advertising for Wright & Ditson sports equipment. The cover features excellent artwork. Winning Bid $152.