Range of baseballs from 1850’s to 1920’s. From Antique Athlete:
1) Turn of the Century Reach BOUNDER Baseball.
This is an exceptional antique baseball which dates to the prime of the deadball era. Baseballs from this era were often given colorful names like, ROCKET, BOUNDER, CHAMPION, PITCHER’S PRIDE, etc…
2) 1870-80’s Figure-8 Stitched Baseball.
This is a fantastic example of a figure-8 stitched baseball. Just prior to this era in baseball the lemon-peel stitch pattern was primarily in use. This fine vintage baseball represents the very first style of baseball that remains in use today! It is a wonderful example with soft, supple leather and tight stitching that remains completely intact.
3) 1850’s Lemon-Peel Style Baseball.
This is an exceptional antique baseball which dates back to the days of Abner Doubleday. This is the same style of baseball which is displayed at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Amazingly, the leather has remained supple and the stitching is completely intact.
4) 1910-20’s D&M Green and Red Stitched “Double-Seam” Baseball.
Made by the Draper and Maynard Sporting Goods Company. This is the very first of this style baseball that we have ever seen! The stitching is complete and tight, and the overall condition is excellent with a nice D&M logo.
Unfortunately, they’re all sold. It appears that I have a thing for old baseballs.
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