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    1893 Albert Spalding Signed Inventory of Household Contents. Meticulously detailed inventory lists every piece of furniture within the house being leased by Spalding to the Strongs. Several typed pages list items as large as beds to as small as a soap dish, concluding with signatures from the husband and wife renters and that of Spalding himself, rating a marvelous 9+/10. The lengthy document is likewise free of any flaws worthy of note, with original storage folds and a small cigarette burn on one of the unsigned pages the only minor deviations from perfection. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    This is one of four lots deriving from the estate of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Strong, who had the good fortune of entering into a real estate transaction with one of the most historically significant pioneers of the sport of baseball. As a founding father of the National League, organizer of the first great Baseball World Tour in 1888-89, and creator of a brand of sporting goods which has made Spalding a household name, few figures are owed as large a debt of gratitude for the growth of our American Pastime as the man whose autographs turn the following lots into treasures of history.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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