Baseball auction offers ticket to 1867 convention

Baseball auction offers ticket to 1867 convention

Published Mar. 16, 2014 12:37 p.m. ET

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) A piece of sports history dating back to the 1867 meeting that marked the beginning of institutionalized racial segregation in baseball is up for sale.

Troy Thibodeau (THIH'-buh-doh) from Saco River Auction Co. in Biddeford says one of the items up for auction next week is a ticket to the National Association of Base-Ball Players convention in Philadelphia, where the rules committee voted to ban teams with black players.

Also up for bid is an 1870 season ticket for the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia and a painting believed to date to the early 1900s of Cy Young in a Red Sox uniform.

Saco River is auctioning off the items Wednesday. Last year, it sold a 148-year-old baseball card for $92,000.