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1952 National and American League All-Star Team-Signed Baseballs (2)
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,276.00
Offered are a set of two baseballs signed, respectively, by the members of the 1952 National and American League All-Star teams. The first is an official National League (Giles) baseball signed in blue ink by the following twenty-three members of the 1952 National League All-Star team: Jackie Robinson ("9"), Hodges ("9"), Musial, Roberts, Spahn, Irvin, Slaughter, Durocher (mgr. - sweet spot), Schoendienst, Furillo, Thomson, Simmons, Atwell, Dark, Hamner (signed twice), Hatton, Hearn, Lockman, Maglie, Rush, Sauer, Stanky (coach), Shellenback (coach). The signatures range in grade from "7" to "9," averaging an "8" overall. The manufacturer's stampings on the ball are slightly faded but still distinct. The ball itself is in Excellent condition. The panel with Jackie Robinson's signature particularly well, with a very bold, clean signature. The second ball is an official American League baseball signed in either blue or black ink by the following twenty-four members of the 1952 American League All-Star team: Rizzuto (sweet spot), Paige ("2", very faint), Berra (twice), Lemon, Fox, Joost, Rosen, Garcia (twice), Yost, Minoso, E. Robinson, Shantz, Wertz (twice), Fain, Turner (coach), Dom DiMaggio, Jensen, Avila, Hegan, Raschi, Reynolds, McDougald, Bauer, and Mitchell. Also featured on the ball are the signatures of Charlie Silvera (who was probably there as a bullpen catcher) and A's pitcher Alex Kellner (the game was at Shibe Park). A blue ink inscription on the sweet spot reads "To my friend Hank - Bob Bauman." The additional blue ink notation "All Star '52" appears on the ball label. Signatures range in grade from "2-10", averaging "7". The ball is lightly toned and most of the manufacturer's stampings are faded; it is otherwise in Excellent condition. Total 2 balls LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200.
Additional images are available at http://photos.yahoo.com/reaphotos. SOLD FOR $1,276.00
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