1.5 x 3.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1876. Exceptional dark fountain-pen signature "M. G. Bulkeley" on the clipped portion of a card, nicely centered with adequate room for matting, placed in a plastic protective holder and housed in a heavy Lucite case with screw-down borders. An attractive example of this rare Hall-of-Fame autograph. Uniformly toned and in very good condition.
Politician, insurance industry executive, and major league baseball pioneer who organized numerous teams and, as a charter member of the newly formed National League, served as its first President in 1876. Bulkeley was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.