I found this ball in a box of old sporting equipment. There were two balls like this, a baseball glove and some other junk. This was all flattened out and dirty. I thought it was a football until I got home and took it out to revive it and discovered it was an early basketball. I conditioned the leather and got it all cleaned up. I bought the whole box for $5. this ball went for $250 and the other for $190.