“Base Ball as Viewed by a Muffin”: Early baseball illustrations
This rarity was created in 1867, just two years after the Civil War and gives a little comedic relief at the expense of baseball. Numerous early baseball illustrations are found within this publication by S. Van Campen. The sixteen page booklet illustrates pitching, base running and even has fun with the official scorer and umpire. Each illustration is titled on the top and includes a description. Only a half dozen physical copies are known to exist.