This is a vintage 1918 Official National League Baseball used by American serviceman stationed in Poitiers, France during the First World War. History of this awesome peice of baseball history- With the onset of the U. Inspired by Washington Senators owner Clark Griffith, the effort to donate sporting goods was joined by the YMCA, Hillerich & Bradsby, and Spalding. Baseball was considered essential to morale. These balls and Bats used by American serviceman stationed in Poitiers, France during the first World War featured an "American - France YMCA" stamp.A number of other sporting goods companies also donate equipment that didn't have the Stamp, as Goldsmith states in a 1919 ad: The Goldsmith Official League Ball No. 97 is being Furnished by the U.
To our boys at Home and abroad, and is being used constantly in many games'Everywhere in France(information found on KeyMan Collectibles). The ball does show wear from the years but is in great shape for its age. Please see photos for what you will receive. I will be listing other old baseballs from the same collection so check out my other listings.The item "1917-19 Spalding Official League YMCA WWI WW1 Military FRANCE AMERICA Baseball" is in sale since Wednesday, January 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Baseballs". The seller is "tthelenc100" and is located in Sioux City, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.