Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. dating back to the 1950's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Secretary, was printed by the Franklin-Lee Division of the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 3/4" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).
This certificate's vignette features the team's logo - a baseball with red wings.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. are the owners of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings baseball team.
The company was formed when in 1956 the St. Louis Cardinals announced that they would no longer operate the franchise in Rochester. Local businessman Morrie Silver led a community stock drive to purchase the team and the stadium. Silver and 8,221 shareholders purchased the team from the Cardinals on February 27, 1957 and gained affiliation with the Baltimore Orioles in 1961. The event became known as the "72 Day Miracle".