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    James Naismith Signed Print By Ed Elbel. True fans know the story well-about the day in 1891 that James Naismith, then a student at Springfield College in Massachusetts, invented the game of basketball as an alternative to calisthenics. What many people may not know, however, is that Naismith refused to capitalize on the game's success or bask in the glory of fame. As a result, Naismith was never really besieged by autograph hounds-a fact that has left a precious few signed pieces available to today's collector. Print of a fine portrait of Dr. Naismith by his friend and fellow professor Ed Elbel is signed "James Naismith" and personalized to his friend Scott in 8/10 black ink. Page measures 7.5 x 10", with no condition flaws. JSA Auction LOA.

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    March, 2009
    29th Sunday
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