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1894 Kenesaw Mountain Landis Wedding Invitation! Ex

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Very unique item, this is the actual invitation (4 1/4 x 6 1/4) and RSVP card for the wedding of one of the most singularly important figures in all of baseball history, Kenesaw Mountain Landis. The wedding took place a the First Presbyterian Church in Ottama, Illinois in 1894. Landis was an up and coming power in Washington at the time, a favorite of President Cleveland (he was offered the post of Ambassador to Venezuela), he instead opened a law office in Chicago to be near his beloved bride Winifred Reed. 1894 is written on the invitation but according to at least one web article it took place in 1895. This has some splits from folding (easily repaired if desired) and some general wear, certainly clean overall. Landis changed the game of baseball forever as the first commissioner, the man who banned the various 1919 White Sox members involved in gambling and so much more. One can only imagine how Landis would have handled the modern steroid era! Truly rare and interesting item from a singular figure in baseball history.

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