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Peter Nash, resident baseball historian and former 3rd Bass prime minister, has pulled together some Opening Day memorabilia porn for your viewing pleasure. Like this 1886 Opening Day photo from Boston featuring Old Hoss Radbourn (top left) expressing joy about having his picture taken. Dive in.

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Yankee Stadium, Opening Day, 1923

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Washington D.C., Griffith Park, 1940

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Polo Grounds, Opening Day invitation, 1891

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Detroit, Bennett Park, 1911

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Yankee Stadium, 1929, Opening Day ticket

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Chicago Feds, 1914, Opening Day pennant

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Ebbets Field, 1941, Opening Day ticket

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Yankee Stadium, 1923, Opening Day program

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Fenway Park, 1934, Opening Day program and ticket stub

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Yankee Stadium, 1934

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Navin Field, Detroit, 1912

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Navin Field, Detroit, 1912

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St. Louis, 1887, Opening Day silk

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Ebbets Field, 1947, Jackie Robinson's first game

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Spalding Baseball Guide, 1894

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Boston, South End Grounds, 1888

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New Yorks [sic] vs. Boston, 1886, box score

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New York, 1871, box score from New York Clipper

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Boston, 1906

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Ad from Sporting Life, 1888 Philadelphia Opening

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Boston, 1907, Opening Day invite

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Boston, 1904

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