History of the Baseball
Official American & National League Base Ball Guides

History of the Baseball’s Official National & American League Base Ball Guides are the first and most comprehensive collector’s guides for identifying, dating, and pricing Spalding, Reach, and Rawlings Official National & American League Baseballs. These guides identify every baseball used in professional National & American League baseball games from 1876 to 1999. Each page in these guides showcases a ball in remarkable, high-quality professional photography, showing all stamped panels, as well as the original box. These changes are accurately traced chronologically and go through the National & American League of Professional Base Ball Clubs. Each page is dedicated to a specific ball and time period, and highlights even the smallest of changes, including the Presidential stamping, logo changes, stitch type and count, materials, and branding differences. Some of these baseballs are so rare that only one or two are known to exist, and this guide contains photographs of even those most rare of baseballs.


$49.95 (Limited Time)

These guides are shipped via USPS Priority Mail-Flat Rate Envelope. Delivery time for the guides is usually 2-3 days, order to door.

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