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

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 auction house had predicted prior to the auction’s April 7 start that they could sell for more than $1 million.

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