Ford Frick Spalding National League Baseball
Yesterday I was cleaning out my garage when I came across a box that I hadn’t looked through in several years. I had no idea what was in it. when I opened it up, I found an old baseball that I had bought at a yard sale in my home town of Sacramento, California back in 1998. I remember purchasing the baseball because it looked really old and I love old sports memorabilia. I remember paying $1 for the baseball back then.
As it turns out, the baseball is an official Spalding Ford Frick National League model. It has a ton of wear and is not in good condition at all. But it is old and is a part of some cool baseball history. So, when was this baseball made?
I wanted to answer that question so I did some searching on Google and found out that Ford Frick was the president of the National League between the years of 1934 to 1951.
So I’m thinking this ball was made some time between those years. Maybe from 1938 or 1939 because it is similar to this one here. I wish it was in better condition of course, but I only paid a dollar for it and it is a really cool baseball. As far as what it is worth, I have no idea.
If any of you baseball memorabilia gurus out there know more about the history of this ball, or if you have found a cool baseball treasure at a yard sale, please post your comments below. I’d like to hear what you found. Thanks!