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James Naismith Autograph Sold

James Naismith was a physical education director who is most notable for creating the game of basketball in 1891. He also authored the first basketball rulebook first published in 1892. In the late 1890s Naismith began coaching basketball at the University of Kansas and within a few years enough college basketball teams existed to allow for intercollegiate games. The summer Olympics of 1904 featured basketball as a demonstration sport and became an official Olympic event in the 1936 Olympics. Naismith presented the winning medals at the 1936 Olympic games where the U.S. took the gold, Canada won the silver and Mexico was awarded bronze. Basketball has evolved considerably since 1891. Naismith’s original rules consisted of less than 600 words and the current rules exceed 30,000 words.

We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions sold a James Naismith autograph letter for $888. Please see the description below:

James Naismith Autograph Letter Signed 1936

Autographed letter signed by basketball inventor James Naismith. Composed on “Continental Hotel / Frankfurt A.M.” stationery and dated 18 August 1936, Naismith describes his experiences in Germany to his wife Mandie. In part: “…It’s a beautiful place…but it did not take long to get on my nerves…I hear gabbing all around me and can’t understand a single word…” Black ink letter measures approximately 8.75″ x 11.5″. Wear and small tears to edges, otherwise very good condition. Sold for $888.

James Naismith Autograph
James Naismith Autograph Letter Signed 1936. Click to enlarge.

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