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    Abner Doubleday Autograph Endorsement Signed "A. Doubleday" on the verso of an Otsego County Bank check. One page, 3.25" x 7.5", Cooperstown, check is dated March 2, 1846. Mechanics and Farmers Bank Albany check in the amount of $42.90 paid to the order of Abner Doubleday. On the verso, Doubleday writes: "Pay order of Joseph S. Bosworth Esq of New York/A. Doubleday." Smoothed folds with light toning and foxing. Doubleday's signature is bold and bright.

    Doubleday was a career soldier who had served in the Mexican and Seminole Wars before the Civil War broke out. He was second in command at Fort Sumter at the beginning of the war and played an important role at Gettysburg. He is most famous, however, for erroneously being credited in 1907 with the invention of baseball, a claim he never made in life.


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    April, 2012
    11th-12th Wednesday-Thursday
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