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    1930's James Naismith Typed Manuscript with Handwritten Notes re: Professional Basketball. Thirteen typed pages with numerous handwritten edits and comments regarding the development of professional basketball. Intended for inclusion in his acclaimed book, "Basketball: Its Origin and Development," the text explains that the first professional team began with the National League in 1898, with a total of seven teams participating by 1900-01. Naismith writes, "...As the game grew in popularity they were able to equip the teams and it was not long until they had a surplus. This surplus was divided among the members of the team, thus making them professionals..." Also included is a ten page typed manuscript on the topic, entitled "Commercialization of Play" which gives even more detail to the creation of the professional game. Pages average EX. Writing averages bold 9/10. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    December, 2006
    15th Friday
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