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RR Auction Abner Doubleday Ink Signature

RR Auction Abner DoubledayUnion general (1819–1893) who commanded a division at Gettysburg and has controversially been credited with the invention of baseball. Ink signature, “A. Doubleday,” on an off-white 4 x 2 slip clipped from an endorsed document. In fine condition, with intersecting folds passing through the signature. Accompanied by an unsigned framed portrait. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Abner Doubleday


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RR Autograph Auctions Abner Doubleday Union general

RR Autograph Auctions Abner Doubleday

Union general (1819–1893). Famous for his association with the invention of the game of baseball. In April 1861, Doubleday served in the garrison at Fort Sumter, and he was said to have aimed the first gun to reply to the Confederate batteries. His greatest performance of the war came at Gettysburg when he assumed command of the 1st corps after the death of General John F. Reynolds. ANS signed “A. Doubleday,” on a 5 x 3 government postcard, July 27, 1885. Brief note to a collector. In full: “I have not had any photographs taken in a long time. When I do I will remember you.” Postcard is inlaid into a 7.25 x 5 off-white sheet. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling and a mild impression to upper portion of postcard from cancellation on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Abner Doubleday


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