When we developed the first basketball in 1894, we didn't follow the competition, we set the standard. We didn’t just create a ball; we built a business, a reputation, a legacy. We did not blindly stumble upon success, didn’t settle for average. We didn’t forget where we started or what we stood for, learning from our past while planning for the future. The 125th Anniversary basketball is a Limited Edition replica of the first basketball A.G. Spalding made in 1894 for Dr. James Naismith. It is a celebration of where the game is today by remembering where it started. The cover is made in four sections, with capless ends and laces, on the finest and most carefully selected pebble grain Horween leather. Each ball is stamped with the A.G. Spalding & Bros original trademark, and the No. M Basket Ball symbol in representation of a true match play ball. The 1894 Official Spalding Basket Ball is shipped inflated in a commemorative 125th Anniversary display packer. For indoor play only. This item is non-returnable and all sales are final.