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    1930's James Naismith Typed Manuscript with Handwritten Notes re: Invention of Basketball. Eight typed pages with numerous handwritten edits and comments provides fantastic detail on the events leading to the invention of the game of basketball. Fellow sporting pioneers Luther Gulick and Amos Alonzo Stagg figure prominently in the text, which discusses "...the need for some form of a recreative game that would be interesting easy to learn and could be played in the winter and by artificial light..." The manuscript was intended for inclusion in his acclaimed book, "Basketball: Its Origin and Development." Many handwritten edits and notations are found throughout, rendered in 9+/10 ink and pencil. Thrillingly, the back of the second page lists the initials and hometowns of the participants in "The First Game." Pages average VG-EX. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    December, 2006
    15th Friday
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