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BALL MANUFACTURER: Spalding
BALL TYPE: Official American League / US
PRESIDENT'S STAMP: Ford Frick
BALL PRODUCTION DATES: 1947-48
COMMENTS / CONDITION: Offered is an exceedingly rare post-war relic in this Spalding Official American League / US (United States Military) baseball produced for use by the various military base teams active during the post-war proliferation of military bases around the world. While these do occasionally turn up for sale, it is typically with signatures of the players adorning them, which is not the case with this one. Though the ball shows signs of game use, the stamping still remains strong, and most of the heavy soiling is confined to the bottom and side panels, making this an ideal candidate for a wartime or military base team baseball display. See photos for additional details including condition. Each ball will ship in an acrylic ball display holder. Combined shipping is available for multiple ball purchases.
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Shipping / Insurance: All items will be securely packaged to ensure they are not damaged in shipping and will be marked or stamped "DO NOT BEND" to discourage postmen from shoving them into small P.O. or mail boxes. Unless otherwise stated, all shipping will be via USPS. Options are typically given for 1st Class or Priority for packages weighing up to 13 ounces, and Priority for packages 14 ounces and larger. Media Mail may also be optional for certain items. Shipping insurance for items valued up to $50 is included in the base shipping price shown. Shipping prices shown apply for United States domestic shipping only. If you will require international shipping, please either e-mail me for a quote ahead of time or else wait for me to send an invoice with your shipping options. All international purchases should be paid for with Paypal.
Combined Shipping: I will gladly combine shipping on multiple lots to save you money. I typically send combined invoices for sale items following the end of each week's listings. If you have multiple Buy It Now purchases, just send me a note to let me know when you have finished making your purchases and I will send you a combined invoice with all of your shipping options. You should then make a SINGLE payment for all your purchases. Combined shipping is figured by taking the largest shipping amount for any of your items and adding an incremental amount for each additional item. The additional U.S. domestic shipping amounts for some typical items are listed below, but most items (within reason) can be combined even if not listed here. If you know what you are interested in, you may e-mail me for combined shipping quotes for items not listed here ahead of time.
Comic Books: $0.50 each additional
Magazines: $0.75 each additional
Books/Trade Paperbacks/Graphic Novels: $1.00 each additional
Single Cards: $0.35 each additional
Trading Card Lots (most) & Single Graded Cards: $0.50 each additional
Small Photos/Postcards (up to 4"x6"): $0.50 each additional
Medium Photos (up to 8"x10"): $0.75 each additional
Large Photos (larger than 8"x10"): $1.00 each additional
Baseballs: $2.50 each additional
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