Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1911 Albert Spalding Signed Book. After a simple autograph clipped from a handwritten letter realized over $6,200 in our October 2007 Signature Auction, one smart consignor realized it might be time to part with this gorgeous autographed copy of the early baseball pioneers' America's National Game. Unquestionably a superior piece to the earlier offering, this fine hardcover bears a stunningly Mint black ink fountain pen inscription on a blank opening page, reading, "To my esteemed friend George Burnham with my compliments and Christmas Greetings, A.G. Spalding, Point Loma Calif, Dec 25, 1911." Our consignor was kind enough to point out that the volume is rebound, with a replaced spine, but the work was masterfully rendered and would only be apparent to the most eagle-eyed of collectors. No dust jacket. The front and rear covers are original, with the former sporting a fine early baseball image in gold against its deep blue background. All interior pages remain in fine undamaged condition with the exception of the panoramic fold-out, which does have tape reinforcement of the fold lines. Still one of the most solid examples we've encountered of this important early baseball book, a prize even in its unsigned state. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    3rd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 967

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on May 3, 2008 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 4 days left to consign to the 2021 May 20 Sports Monthly Showcase 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