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Joe DiMaggio Signed "Stat" Ball
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,997.50
This is one of the more unique and special Joe DiMaggio signed balls in the Barry Halper's collection, and one of the few which Barry chose to keep for display: a “stat” ball featuring DiMaggio’s career statistics and/or lifetime achievements listed on the side panels. What makes this ball special is that all of the side panel notations are scripted in DiMaggio’s hand. This ball was one of only a very limited number ever signed by DiMaggio in this manner, and it is hand numbered “33/160” on a side panel. DiMaggio has signed the Official American League (Budig) ball in blue ink across the sweet spot (“10”) and then added the following notations (also in blue ink): North Panel – “#5 MVP ’39, ’41, ’47"; South Panel – 56 in ’41 HOF ’55"; East Panel – “.325 BA"; West Panel – “361 HRs.” The ball is in Mint condition and both the signature and handwritten notations all grade a perfect “10.” From the Barry Halper Collection. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,997.50
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