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What is the value of a Major league baseball?

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2008-04-08 04:26:54

Major League baseballs can be dated by the name on the stamp of

the league President. See Related Links below for a link to a list

of official baseballs, and their estimated market value without

boxes in excellent to near mint condition. Some time around 1876,

Albert G. Spalding and his brother, J. Walter Spalding, obtained

the right to produce the official National League baseball, which

they would continue to produce for the next 100 years.

The American League, formally the American League of

Professional Baseball Clubs combined with the National league

in 1901 to form Major League baseball. Alfred James Reach, owner of

The Reach sporting Goods company, sold his company to Spalding in

1889. Spalding continued to use the Reach label produced American

League baseballs beginning in 1901.

NOTE: American League baseballs with the Reach

Trademark had Red & Blue stitching, and the National

League Spalding Trademark baseballs had Black & Red

stitching up until about 1934/35 when in both league started

using only red stitching.

Spalding along with the Reach label was producing Major league

baseball for about 100 years until Rawlings took over

around 1970, and Rawlings have been making major league

baseballs ever since.

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