And Now It Gets Exciting!
The auction for baseball’s seminal baseball artifact, the “Laws of Base Ball” authored by Doc Adams now enters the home stretch. There always seems to be a lot of excitement when you near the finish line.
Less than 24 hours remain in the auction and the bidding stands at $417,733.
“Adams’s hand in the sport’s early rule-making is not a revelation; instead, it is the physical record of his central role memorialized in the three surviving pages of his document.”
This compelling artifact surely establishes that Daniel Lucius ‘Doc’ Adams is unequivocally a key Founding Father of baseball and deserves to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Coming up merely 2 votes short of election in the balloting conducted last December, it would seem that this evidence, written in Doc’s own hand, should convince ALL of the members of the Pre-integration Era Committee to be re-convened next in December of 2018, to finally acknowledge Doc’s place in baseball history.
To follow the bidding check out the following link:
Lot #1 – The Laws of Base Ball at SCP Auctions
For more info, check out these links:
“The Making of Baseball’s Magna Carta”, Our Game (2/28/16)
“Landmark 1857 Baseball Document Could Fetch Record Price”, YouTube (2/28/16)
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