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Spalding Men - 1899/1900

Description:

This was the last guide I needed to complete my run of Spalding Men's guides from 1896-1940. I am still in search of guides earlier than 1896. The 1899-00 guide is the only red cover guide in the series. It is Spalding guide #105. Inside the guide, it talks about the June 1899 conference where Senda Berenson was tasked with consolidating/adopting standardized women's basket ball rules. They say that 'the upcoming guide #106 will have rules for women. This is more proof that an 1899 Women's Guide actually exists. It would not surprise me if that guide has red covers too. Finally, a special thank you goes out to Jeff in Arkansas for making a trade with me to complete my run. It is greatly appreciated!

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Category:

1890s "Basket Ball" Items

Sub Category:

Spalding Guides for Men

Condition:

Very Good

In Collection:

Yes

Year Acquired:

2014

Manufacturer Artist:

American Sports Publishing Company

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