Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Exceptional Photograph of Springfield Basketball Court. Artful image documents the scene of basketball's birth as it appeared that historic December day. This marvelous sepia photo finds Mr. Stebbins' peach basket nailed to the balcony of the Springfield gym, the ball positioned directly below. Developed from the original negative some years after that historic game, the photo offers a notation from Naismith's daughter on verso, reading, "Gymnasium where first game was played, Dec. 21-1891 - Original basket, Helen Naismith Dodd." While we can't be certain of the exact date of the image itself, the fact that this is notated as the "Original basket," and the fragile nature of these first "hoops," as documented by Naismith himself, guarantees that it dates from the sport's first weeks. The photo measures 5x6.5" in size, cropped at top and bottom. EX-MT.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Small Flat (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 5,272

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 31 days left to consign to the 2017 February 25 - 26 Platinum Night Sports Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you again for all the work you and the team at Heritage have done to make this such a success for our family and for helping share my father’s collection with the world.
    Julia Dimitriadis,
    New York City, New York
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction
    2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $14,060,450