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1876 National League Constitution

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,725.00

First edition Constitution and Playing Rules of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (Philadelphia, published by Reach & Johnston, 1876). Extremely significant and rare volume of the first Constitution of The National League, from 1876, the very first year of its existence. This extremely historic volume includes a tremendous amount of information relating to the newly formed National League, including minutes from the meetings relating to the League's formation, as well as presenting the first playing rules adopted by the League, and even including a preliminary listing of the officers and players from each of the National League's inaugural teams. An important and fascinating relic documenting the birth of the National League. The fragile, soft cover construction suggests that collectors should not expect to find this book in high grade. This example exhibits general wear, primarily to cover, but is complete and intact, and displays very well. Overall in Good condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $600/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,725.00

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