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1878 Spalding Baseball Guide and 1888 National League Constitution

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $540

Pair of early baseball publications dating from the National League's formative years. 1) 1878 Spaldings Official Baseball Guide. Complete with both covers. The 75-page guide includes the rules of the game and a review of the 1877 National League season. The name of a former owner is lightly written in pencil on the cover. In Good to Very Good condition, with a number of minor edge tears to both covers and the spine, as well as a small tape repair to the back cover. 2) 1888 Constitution and Playing Rules of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs. Published by A. G. Spalding & Bros. The 104-page guide has been rebound with plain paper boards and is in Fair condition overall. The front cover is detached, but present. Missing the back cover. Total: 2 publications.  Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $540

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