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    1893 Albert G. Spalding Signed Canceled Mortgage. Albert Goodwill Spalding was a professional baseball player, manager and co-founder of A.G. Spalding sporting goods company. Spalding published the first official rules guide for baseball. In it he stated that only Spalding balls could be used. Spalding also founded the Baseball Guide, which at the time was the most widely-read baseball publication. In 1888-1889, Spalding took a group of Major League players around the world to promote baseball and Spalding sporting goods. Playing across the western U.S., the tour made stops in Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon, Egypt, Italy, France, and England. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the veterans Committee in 1939.

    A canceled mortgage finds Spalding's signature along with his wife's Josephine below. Each signature was crossed out and slit down the middle at the time of the mortgage's cancellation in 1900. This is an opportunity to own the signature of one of baseball's early pioneers. Spalding died in 1915. JSA Auction LOA.



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    4th Sunday
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