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    1893 Albert Spalding Signed Property Agreement. A lengthy handwritten explication of the terms of this agreement between Spalding and Mr. and Mrs. William E. Strong is beyond our abilities to understand and convey, but it's a beautiful document and quite intriguing even without the consideration of its most attractive attribute, a 9+/10 black fountain pen signature at the close by the pioneering Hall of Famer. The document measures 8.5x27" when fully expanded, and while some minor separation has occured at one of the fold lines, this represents the full extent of the condition issues, and remains well clear of the essential autograph. 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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    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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