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Eight Investment Tips From The $3.3 Million Sale of 'The Laws Of Base Ball'

April 26, 2016

Setting one of the highest prices in the history of sports memorabilia, SCP Auctions has sold the Magna Carta of baseball for $3.3 million. While serving as president of the New York Knickerbocker Base Ball club, in 1857 Doc Adams established base paths at 90 feet, nine men to a team, nine innings to a game, and other rules th     Read More »


 
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Eight Investment Tips From The $3.3 Million Sale of ‘The Laws Of Base Ball’

April 26, 2016

Setting one of the highest prices in the history of sports memorabilia, SCP Auctions has sold the Magna Carta of baseball for $3.3 million. While serving as president of the New York Knickerbocker Base Ball club, in 1857 Doc Adams established base paths at 90 feet, nine men to a team, nine innings t...    Read More »

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1857 Laws of Base Ball documents drive home $3.3M at auction

April 25, 2016

A handwritten “Laws of Base Ball” document sold for $3.3 million at a sports memorabilia auction conducted by SCP Auctions on Sunday. It took $3,263,246 to secure the 1857 baseball pages whose author was recently identified as Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, then president of the New York Knicker...    Read More »

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Baseball’s “Magna Carta” sells for $3.3M, reveals new “father”

April 24, 2016

Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions says the 1857 papers called the "Laws of Baseball" sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after more than two weeks of bidding. The auction house had predicted prior...    Read More »

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Founding Rules of ‘Base Ball’ Sell for $3.26 Million in Auction

April 24, 2016

A group of documents from 1857 that set down some of the fundamental rules of baseball was acquired at auction Sunday by an unidentified buyer for $3.26 million, making it one of the highest-priced pieces of sports memorabilia. “Laws of Base Ball” was put up for online bidding this month by SCP ...    Read More »

This photo circa 1870 courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams shows Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams. A newly verified set of documents from baseball's early history serve almost as a paternity test for the game. Maury Povich might look at them on his daytime talk show and declare: "Doc Adams, you ARE the father!" Or, for the man he's replacing, "Alexander Cartwright, you are NOT the father of baseball." (Courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams/Wikipedia via AP)

‘Laws of Base Ball’ documents fetch record $3.2 million at auction

April 24, 2016

A trove of historical documents that shed fresh light on the origins of baseball sold at auction on Sunday for more than $3.2 million, a record auction price for papers related to the sport that became America's "national pastime." The 23 pages of yellowed documents included original notes about the...    Read More »

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‘Magna Carta’ of baseball sells at auction for nearly $3.3 million

April 24, 2016

Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions of Southern California says the 1857 papers called the “Laws of Base Ball” sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after more than two weeks of bidding. The aucti...    Read More »

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Historic ‘Laws of Baseball’ documents sell for more than $3M

April 24, 2016

Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions says the 1857 papers called the "Laws of Baseball" sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after more than two weeks of bidding. The auction house had predicted prior...    Read More »

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‘Laws of Base Ball’ bought in auction for $3.26M

April 24, 2016

Documents laying out some of the original "Laws of Base Ball" sold for $3.26 million early Sunday morning, setting a new record for the highest-priced baseball document. A spokesman from SCP Auctions told ESPN that the buyer wished to remain anonymous....    Read More »

This photo circa 1870 courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams shows Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams. A newly verified set of documents from baseball's early history serve almost as a paternity test for the game. Maury Povich might look at them on his daytime talk show and declare: "Doc Adams, you ARE the father!" Or, for the man he's replacing, "Alexander Cartwright, you are NOT the father of baseball." (Courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams/Wikipedia via AP)

You ARE the father: Who is Doc Adams, baseball’s dad

April 23, 2016

Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams may never be a household name like baseball's imagined inventor Abner Doubleday or basketball's actual inventor James Naismith. But a newly verified set of documents, titled "Laws of Base Ball," being sold at an auction that ends Saturday, go a long way toward lifting him t...    Read More »

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Early Baseball Docs, Koufax Jersey Climb Past $300K

April 22, 2016

Two items have crossed the $300,000 mark heading into the final hours of bidding in SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier catalog. The groundbreaking and much publicized 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents soared to $379,757 on Friday. Originally purchased at auction years ago, the documents have since ...    Read More »

 
 
 

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