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1840 - 1860’s Lemon Peel Style Baseball

Brine "official league" Brine "official league"
ITEM 1: Offered here is an Exceptional 1840-60’s Lemon Peel Style Baseball. Slightly smaller than a standard baseball of today, this lemon peel baseball dates to the middle of the 19th century. In the evolution of the baseball the lemon peel style is at the very beginning. In fact, the famous Doubleday baseball that is displayed in Cooperstown, New York at the National Baseball Hall of Fame is this same style and of the same size. Amazingly, this example remains in wonderful condition. The leather is soft and supple, the stitches are all tight and intact, and the ball retains it's spherical shape perfectly. A true rarity and a solid cornerstone for any vintage baseball collection! SOLD

Turn of the Century Reach Amateur League Baseball

ITEM 2: Turn of the Century, Reach Amateur League Baseball in gorgeous condition. This is an exceptional antique baseball which dates back to the dead ball era of the National Pastime. The interest in these extremely old baseballs continues to rise while the ability to find them becomes more difficult. This is baseball of exceptional quality made with an all horse hide cover and the markings are pristine. The baseball has never been used and remains in MINT condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a museum quality, vintage baseball relic. SOLD

1910’s GoldSmith Official League Baseball in the Box

ITEM 3: The offered vintage baseball is a Phenomenal 1910’s GoldSmith, Official League Baseball in the Box. The box has never been opened and the attractive paper seal (gold with multi-color image of the baseball housed inside) remains completely intact. This amazing vintage baseball is accompanied by a period advertising scorecard which also features the GoldSmith, Official League Baseball in the same colors - an awesome ensemble!. Possibly the finest two-color stitched baseball that we have ever handled! SOLD

1910’s Red & Black Stitched Draper & Maynard, University League Baseball

ITEM 4: The offered vintage baseball is a rather scarce, 1910’s Red & Black Stitched Draper & Maynard, University League Baseball. This unique, vintage baseball features a bold D&M logo and below on the sweet-spot the unusual University League marking. The ball is consistent in color, actually much closer to white than the image appears. It exhibits very modest use and makes for a wonderful display item for the D&M collector or vintage baseball collector. Solid EX-MT condition! Price $350

1900-1910’s Spalding Welsh National Baseball MINT in Original Box

ITEM 5: Offered here is a 1900-1910’s Spalding Welsh National Baseball MINT in Original Box. During this time Spalding was the leading manufacturer of baseballs, as well as many other sporting goods items. In addition to making the baseballs used in professional baseball and exclusively for the National League they also produced their high quality orbs for many other leagues and organizations. The vintage baseball offered here is the Welsh National Baseball model. It remains in wonderful NR-MT to MINT condition and is complete with it's original box. The vintage box has the entire paper seal present and remains in excellent condition. A great opportunity to add a scarce, high quality baseball to your vintage sports memorabilia collection! Price $350





1900-1910’s Red and Green Stitched Harwood National League Baseball MINT in the Original Box

ITEM 6: 1900-1910’s Harwood National League Baseball, with Red and Green Stitching, MINT in Original Box. The offered vintage baseball is very scarce and especially so as it is housed in its original box. The baseball has never been used as it remains in pristine, perfect condition and the leather is pure white in color. The markings are bold and perfectly placed on the baseball rendering a superb display item. The box grades VG-EX but still displays very nicely with the original paper seal fully intact. These multi-color stitched baseballs continue to be a very popular area of baseball memorabilia collecting. A must have example for the advanced baseball collector. SOLD

1910-20’s Red & Green Stitched Anchor Brand, “Professional League” Baseball MINT in Box

ITEM 7: The offered vintage baseball is a 1910-20’s Red & Green Stitched Anchor Brand, “Professional League” Baseball MINT in the Original Box. These vintage baseballs with multi-color stitching continue to increase in popularity. This exceptional example features the attractive Anchor Brand Sporting Goods logo on their "Professional League" model baseball. The antique baseball is pristine and remains in beautiful unused condition. The red, white and blue box displays the attractive Anchor Brand logo and remains in VG-EX condition. A great looking, colorful and clean addition for your vintage baseball collection. $550

1930’s Red & Blue Stitched Official, Pioneer League Baseball

ITEM 8: Offered here is a 1930's vintage baseball from the earliest days of the Pioneer League. Starting with just six teams and only a few years prior to WWII it was a struggling league. However, it eventually expanded into eight teams and it remains that way to this day. A great piece of minor league baseball history. The markings are crisp and the baseball is much closer to white than the image appears. The baseball has never been used and grades NR-MT. A great opportunity to add a very interesting, antique baseball to your sports memorabilia collection. Price $250

1930’s Spalding International League Baseball, pres. Frank Shauhnessy

ITEM 9: Here we have a 1930’s Spalding Official International League Baseball, pres. Frank Shauhnessy. One specialized area of vintage baseball collecting is the chase for all of the Official American League and Official National League baseballs. And for some, an example or collection of various other leagues. This example was made by Spalding for the International League and is of the same highest quality found in the Spalding Official National League Baseballs. The condition is amazing with dark, bold markings on a pure white baseball. It has never been used and grades solid MINT condition. SOLD

1940’s Reach Official American League Baseball, President William Harridge

ITEM 10: 1940’s Reach Official American League Baseball, President William Harridge. One of the growing areas of vintage baseball memorabilia collecting continues to be that of the Official American League and Official National League baseballs. This vintage baseball was made by Reach to be used explicitly in games played by the professional teams of the American League. It is an un improvable example with bold markings and the leather is pure white. Showing no signs of use this antique baseball relic remains in MINT unused condition! SOLD

1940’s Official League No. 90 Baseball, MINT in sealed Box

ITEM 11: Offered here is a 1940’s Official League, Model No. 90 Baseball, MINT in sealed Box. The antique baseball comes housed in a beautifully decorated box featuring detailed baseball graphics throughout. The box remains sealed and presents in wonderful NR-MT to MINT condition. An awesome item from this era of baseball and a great looking piece for any vintage baseball collection! Price $175

1950’s Ted Williams, Sears Model Baseball, MINT in Box

K&L League Special
ITEM 12: This is a 1950’s Ted Williams, Sears & Roebuck Co. Model Baseball, MINT in the Original Picture Box. After his legendary career with the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams became an advisor for Sears & Roebuck Company for their entire line of sporting goods. Including fishing and hunting, as Williams was an avid outdoors man. The box features great graphics of Ted Williams and remains in NR-MT to MINT condition. The baseball was wrapped for many decades and only opened for the image above. William's facsimile signature is located above the sweet-spot and the baseball is pristine MINT condition. A wonderful addition for the vintage baseball collector. Price $275

 

 
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