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Vintage Bison Leather Baseball

Lemon-peel baseballs, characterized by their one-piece leather construction, were used throughout the 19th century until the 1870s, when the two-piece, figure-8-stitched ball became the standard. This reproduction ball (an Orvis exclusive) is handstitched using the same genuine bison leather that's used in our exclusive Nokona glove (item 6A1A). Suitable for outdoor play. In brown. Made in USA.
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9 of 9(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
Review 1 for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must have for baseball collectors,
March 17, 2014
By: Canalwalker
from Cape Cod,Ma.
"I bought two baseballs. One for my collection and my friend. I added this ball to my collection because it is part of history of baseball. The specs are to actual size weight. Truly a quality,collectable ball."
Review 2 for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great ball,
March 12, 2014
By: BGChiIL
from Chicago
"Bison leather old-style baseball? Americanisimo!
Just got mine and it's very well made, the stitches are dense and well placed. It would take a wallop to tear the cover off like in the old days. NOTE: it's noticeably smaller softer and lighter than today's baseballs, but for those who play this is still playable. I'd say 80-85% diameter, 70% weight, 50-60% hardness of a standard major league baseball. The stitches are pretty flush except for the lovely 'imperfections' at the points where it all comes together.
I'm planning on using it for visiting Italian in laws and friends on their first trip to the US, with wood bats in a friendly game of sandlot ball. It should be less intimidating for them since it's softer, no way to get a line drive from this to the temple and really get more than dazed.
Goes great with the glove!"
Review 3 for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bison Baseball,
March 5, 2014
By: PantonLead
"I purchased this for one of my best friends. He played semi-pro baseball for 10-15 years after college. He is a bona fide baseball historian and was amazed when he opened the package. If you know of a baseball fan that truly loves the game then this is a gift they will really appreciate."
Review 4 for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Old time fun,
February 21, 2014
By: AmyF
from New Tripoli, PA
"Neat gift for any boy who loves the history of baseball. Great reminder of America's past time! Well made and can be used for fun or display!"
Review 5 for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
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5 / 5
A good start for a good game!,
February 12, 2014
By: Papadean
from Palos Heights IL
"I gave the Lemon Ball as a gift to a real baseball fan, who appreciates the game!
He enjoyed receiving the ball!
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Review 6 for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Unique Craftsmanship,
January 28, 2014
By: Geared
"This is a unique baseball and would make a great gift for any sports fan. I have a football made by the same guy in NJ. These balls are all hand made and the craftsmanship is outstanding. When you receive the ball, it looks like it should be put on a mantle for display. But these balls are made to be used and they only get better with use."
Review 7 for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Lemon Baseball,
January 13, 2014
By: TheDude3
"It's very cool and durable. A little smaller than a regular baseball but that's fine. It looks great on my shelf."
Review 8 for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Hard to Imagine!,
January 12, 2014
By: Papadean
from Palos Heights IL
"It is nice to actually feel the size of this ball! I don't know how you could control it by pitching the ball. I know that this is "back-in-the-day" I am sure the new baseball was readily accepted by the players! It is a very good conversation piece!"
Ratings-Only Reviews for Vintage Bison Leather Baseball
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5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 1