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It would be hard to imagine a better example of one of the many ways the sport of baseball has evolved since its inception. This sturdy, rich brown leather ball is a classic example of that used in the early days of what is now known as "America's Pastime," and quite different from what we are used to seeing today. It is made of rich, brown leather and in spite of its age, it is still quite supple. Named for its resemblance to the fruit for which it's named, this ball is actually smaller than most of the sour citrus, measuring about seven inches in circumference. There is some minor cracking showing as the item is genuine leather, but for its age and the nature of the item this is a superb sample from a different era.
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