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Reference
1903 Spalding ONL Baseball ad
1903 Spalding official League  baseball ad

1907 Spalding ONL Ad
1907 Spalding ONL Baseball ad 

1926 Spalding ONL ad
1926 Spalding ONL Baseball ad

1932 Spalding ONL ad
1932 Spalding ONL baseball ad

1938 Spalding ONL ad
1938 Spalding ONL Baseball ad

1950 Spalding ONL ad
1950 Spalding ONL Baseball Ad

Official National League Baseball Dating Guide 
OFFICIAL NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL
DATING GUIDE INDEX
  Official National League Baseballs are specifically dated within the era of the league president. Variations with baseball specifications, trademarks, and logo designs can narrow down the year(s) and are approximately dated in chronological order.
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SAMPLE DETAILED DESCRIPTION & PICTURES NOTES
 
 
 
  Official League Baseball 1890 - 1907  
 
1890 - 1907 Official League Ball 1890-1907 Spalding Official
National League Baseball
"Adopted by the National League" is removed from the sweetspot. "Official League Ball" is enlarged and centered.
 
 
 
  Official National League Harry Pulliam baseball 1908 - 1909  
 
1903-1909 Harry Pulliam Spalding Official National League Baseball 1908-1909 Harry Pulliam Spalding Official National League Baseball Reads "Patent Applied For" on west panel ending to the left of "Official". Stamp of League President Harry Pulliam signature on east panel
 
 
 
  Official National League Thomas Lynch baseball 1910 - 1913  
 
1910-1913 Thomas Lynch Spalding Official National League Baseball 1910-1913 Thomas Lynch Spalding Official National League Baseball T.J. Lynch signature replaces Harry Pulliam on the east panel "Patent Applied For" is removed from west panel. "REG U.S. PAT. OFF." added below "National league"
 
 
 
  Official National League John Tener baseball 1914 - 1918  
 
1913-1918 John Tener Spalding Official National League Baseball 1914-1916 John Tener Spalding Official National League Baseball John Tener signature stamp replaces T.J. Lynch on the east panel "Cork Center, Pat'd Aug. 31-09" is added below REG U.S. PAT. OFF."
 
 
 
 
1917 - 1918 John Tener Spalding ONL Baseball 1917-1918 John Tener Spalding Official National League Baseball The words "Cork" to the left of "Official" and "Center" to the right are added. The full word "Patented" Replaces the abbreviated "Pat'd"
 
 
 
  Official National League John Heydler baseball 1919 - 1934  
 
1918-1919 Spalding Official National League Baseballl 1919-1924 John Heydler Spalding Official National League Baseball  "Patented August 31 1909" is added below "Reg. US. PAT. OFF." The Spalding logo is switched to the tighter stitch design. John Heydler signature added to east panel
 
 
 
 
1925 John Heydler Spalding ONL Baseball 1925 John Heydler Spalding
Official National League Baseball
"Patented March 17-1925" is added below "Reg. US. PAT. OFF." The Spalding logo is switched back to the wide stitch design.
 
 
 
 
1926 - 1933 John Heydler Spalding Official National League Baseball 1926-1933 John Heydler Spalding Official National League Baseball "Cork" & "Center" is removed from the sides of :"Official" and "Cushioned Cork Center" replaces Patent date.
 
 
 
 
1934 John Heydler Spalding  Official National League Baseball 1934 John Heydler Spalding
Official National League Baseball
The League president stamp "John Heydler pres't." is moved to the front of the ball. Red stitching replaces the red & black. "PAT'D RE. 17200" added below Spalding Logo.
 
 
 
  Official National League Ford Frick baseball 1935 - 1951  
 
1935 Ford Frick Spalding ONL Baseball 1935 Ford Frick Spalding
Official National League Baseball
"Ford Frick Pres't." stamp replaces John Heydler. Logo remains the same.
 
 
 
 
1934-1939 Ford Frick Spalding Official National League Baseball 1936-1940 Ford Frick Spalding
Official National League Baseball
"Pres't." stamp is moved to the right of the Ford Frick signature.
 
 
 
 
1934-1939 Ford Frick Spalding Official National League Baseball 1941-1942 Ford Frick Spalding
Official National League Baseball
"PAT'D RE. 17200" moved to below "The Cushioned Cork Center" "Marca Registrada" is added above Spalding Logo.
 
 
 
 
1943 Ford Frick National League Baseball 1943 Ford Frick Spalding
Official National League Baseball
Two Stars are added to the sweetspot. One star added to each side of
* Official *
 
 
 
 
1940-1946 Ford Frick Spalding Official National League Baseball 1944-1946 Ford Frick Spalding
Official National League Baseball
A third Star is added in between the words "National * and "League" and a change in font to the words above the Spalding Logo..
 
 
 
 
1947 - 1948 Spalding ONL Baseball 1947-1948 Ford Frick Spalding
Official National League Baseball
"Marca Registrada" is removed from the top of the Spalding Logo.
 
 
 
 
1946-1951 Ford Frick Spalding Official National League Baseball 1949-1951 Ford Frick Spalding
Official National League Baseball
 "PAT'. RE. 17200" is removed from above the Spalding Logo.
 
 
 
  Official National League Warren Giles baseball 1951 - 1969  
 
1951-1969 Warren Giles Spalding Official National League Baseball 1952-1969 Warren Giles Spalding Official National League Baseball "Warren Giles Pres" stamp replaces Ford Frick
 
 
 
  Official National League Charles Feeney baseball 1970 - 1986  
 
1970 - 1976 Charles Feeny Spalding Official National League Baseball 1970-1976 Charles Feeney Spalding Official National League Baseball  "Charles Feeney Pres" replaces Warren Giles
 
 
 
 
1977 - 1986 Charles Feeny Spalding Official National League Baseball 1977-1986 Charles Feeney Spalding Official National League Baseball The Spalding Logo is replaced with the Rawlings Logo on the north panel. "Cushioned Cork Center" "RO-N" on the south panel.
 
 
 
  Official National League Bart Giamatti baseball 1987 - 1989  
 
1986-1989 Bart Giamatti Spalding Official National League Baseball 1987-1989 Bart Giamatti Rawlings Official National League Baseball "Bart Giamatti Pres." stamp replaces Charles Feeny
 
 
 
  Official National League Bill White baseball 1989 - 1994  
 
1994-1999 Leonard Coleman Spalding Official National League Baseball 1989 - 1994 Bill White Rawlings Official National League Baseball "William D, White Pres." stamp replaces Bart Giamatti
 
 
 
  Official National League Leonard Coleman baseball 1995-1999  
 
1994-1999 Leonard Coleman Spalding Official National League Baseball 1995-1999 Leonard Coleman Rawlings Official National League Baseball  Leonard S. Coleman Jr. Pres" stamp replaces Bill White
 
 
 
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