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    Circa 1870 Lemon Peel Baseball. The infancy of our National Pastime is represented by this ancient homemade sphere used in the years immediately following our American Civil War. You'll first note the unique stitching pattern, quite different from the figure-eight model that has dominated the game for well over a century, and then the enormous heft of the ball despite the fact that the circumference is actually smaller than modern examples. Those collectors with an affinity for the earliest history of baseball must consider this offering strongly, as the archeology of the sport begins here. Condition remains remarkably strong for the ball's advanced vintage, with the stitching still intact and the shape remaining perfectly round.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    3rd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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