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    1911 Albert Spalding Signed "America's National Game" Book. Essential early text from one of the key pioneers of our National Pastime, "America's National Game" traces the sport from its birth, to its growth in the military camps of the American Civil War, to the first professional teams, and forward through the first decade of the twentieth century. Every serious baseball historian has read it, and every collector of rare baseball books owns a copy, or desires one. But very few are fortunate enough to hold an autographed copy such as the one listed here, inscribed in 9/10 black fountain pen ink, "To H.J. Curtiss with my compliments, A.G. Spalding, New York, Oct. 26 1911." The cover has come loose at the spine (which is slightly chipped at the top edge) but this could be quite easily repaired by a qualified restorationist, and of course the autograph is not affected by this deficiency. A fine example of an essential baseball pioneer's autograph. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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