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1880s-1900s Spalding and Reach Guides (7)

Lot Number 33

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Given the paucity of 19th-century baseball guides in any condition—let alone well-preserved examples—we were blown away by the sight of Ben Cavallo's collection of rare Beadle's Dime, De Witt's, Wright & Ditson and Bull Durham guides. Beadle's are especially elusive, with single surviving copies from the 1860s having sold at auction for as much as $1,800. Contemporary De Witt's guides are also highly desirable, while the later Wright & Ditson and Bull Durham guides are recognized for their unique aesthetic appeal. All those offered here present nicer than their technical grade. These Reach/Spalding guides include: 1885 (FR); 1889 (FR); 1894 (PR; re-covered in paper, missing original back cover); 1898 (PR); 1905 (GD); 1906 (PR); 1908 (VG).

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