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1850s/early 1860s Lemon Peel Baseball

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $4,025.00

Extraordinary example of a classic professionally manufactured Lemon Peel baseball, dating from the 1850s/early 1860s, with raised seams and interior stitching. Superb quality. Professional quality baseballs from this era, such as this example which was obviously produced by master craftsmen (as opposed to amateur home-made models) are particularly rare and highly prized, especially such an unusually designed professionally manufactured example. Materials, style, and dimensions date this ball from the early 1850s to no later than 1861. Some scuffing and general wear but displays beautifully. This is the first we have ever seen of this rare, early raised-seam style. Overall Vg to Ex condition. Ex-Halper. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $4,025.00

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