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

Apr 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 Knickerbockers Base Ball Club. Adams drafted the manuscript for presentation at the historic baseball convention of 1857 in New York City.


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