SOLD 1904 Boston Americans (Red Sox) American League Base Ball Club Capital Stock Certificate - Issued During Ownership Transfer to John I. Taylor
The presented stock certificate was the 18th issued in the Boston Red Sox (Americans) franchise history (as noted by the serial number "No. 18") established John I. Taylor as the owner of 990 shares of Capital Stock in the "Boston American League Base-Ball Club." The transaction was dated "this 25th day of April 1904."
The official signatures of the team president Joseph Pelletier and treasurer appear at the bottom beside a gold seal. Note the word, "Cancelled" handwritten in cursive across the front. This was executed at the time the stock changed hands.
The back of the stock shows the transfer from one owner to the next. From Henry J. Killilea to John I. Taylor. Taylor was the 29 year-old son of the Boston Globe's publisher - General Charles H. Taylor. John I. Taylor's ownership lasted from 1904-11.
Overall, the 9" x 11.5" document has some expected natural aging and edge wear. With consideration of the historical significance, condition is a anncillary as it is one of the most exciting Boston Red Sox historical documents to come to light. Any baseball aficionado would be honored to have this in their esteemed collection.
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