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    1893 Albert Spalding Signed Insurance Documents Lot of 3. Magnificent assortment of autographs appears on three insurance forms autographed by Spalding in an official capacity. Each folded "Firemen's Insurance Company" policy certificate expands to dimensions of 17x22" and is signed in pencil along with brief handwritten notations on the document versos. The certificates, covering furniture owned by an "Alice C. Strong," remain in remarkably fine condition with no tearing, staining or creasing (beyond the original storage folds) to be found. 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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