1913-1917 American League Ban Johnson Ball in Original Sealed Box

Sold For: $4,200

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1591

Item Year: 1913

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Official American League ball, most likely dating from the 1913-1917 manufacturing period, sealed within its original box. The box, which is complete with its original, unbroken sealed paper sleeve, displays tears to two, opposite, side panels, and an abrasion on the bottom portion of the sealed paper sleeve. In Very Good condition overall. The ball, presumably, remains in Mint condition. It should be noted that prior to submitting this ball for auction, our consignor consulted with Brandon Grunbaum, author of the definitive reference work, Official American League Base Ball Guide, who confirmed that the box most likely dates to the 1913-1917 manufacturing period. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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