Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
(800) 937-3880

Lot #1325
James Naismith

This lot has closed

Estimate: $0+
Sell a Similar Item?


Inventor and founder of basketball. ALS signed “Jim,” one page, 8.5 x 11, American YMCA letterhead, no date. Letter to his wife. In part, “I got the 3d box today, socks, pants & something I did not know what…Do not look any further for the pants as the ones you sent will do splendidly - don’t bother about any more. I am beautifully equipped now. The only thing that I really need is a pair of shoes…Well dearie, good night to you away across the waters with all the love that can be borne to you for the one who adores you as the perfection of womanhood.” In very good condition, with signature a bit cramped, intersecting folds, small hole of paper loss at junction of fold, a light shade of toning, and a few ink blotches. Auction LOA Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title:
  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008