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1965 Branch Rickey Signed First Edition of The American Diamond
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $1,080
Hardcover first edition of The American Diamond by Branch Rickey (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1965), inscribed and dated by Branch Rickey on the front flyleaf in black ink: Oct. 18, 1965 - To Arthur McCoy/As a friend of mine/I want you to have this early copy/of the American Diamond/Sincerely/Branch Rickey." The date is somewhat light, but both the text and signature are boldly scripted and grade "10." The 204-page book (9.25 x 12.25 inches) is lavishly illustrated and features Rickey's commentary on nearly every aspect of the game, including its history, profiles of great players, and instruction. The book displays moderate wear (Ex) and is complete with its original dust jacket (Vg, with a number of moderate edge tears). LOA from James Spence/JSA.
Reserve $100. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $1,080
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