Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1881 Alexander Cartwright Signed Document. In 1953, the United States Congress officially recognized Alexander Cartwright as the inventor of the modern game of baseball, and while that attribution remains a point of debate among baseball historians, there is no doubting the appeal of any document touched by his hand. This specimen derives from his adopted Hawaiian homeland, and appears to relate to some form of real estate transaction. The gorgeously hand scripted document is penned on both sides of a lined legal-size page, signed on the second with the most attractive autograph in the Baseball Hall of Fame with 9+/10 strength. The seal of a notary public appears on the attached page below. For the true baseball historian, a Cartwright is an essential cornerstone in any solid collecting foundation. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 380

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 32 days left to consign to the 2019 September 19 The David Hall T206 Collection Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with the results of the auction. Friday night was a blast. I had a hard time sleeping I was so pumped up.
    Rob Fouch,
    Valley Stream, NY
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 30  1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 30 1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,406,927