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“No Hitter” Autographed Baseball Collection (14 balls, 67 Signatures)
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $1,527.50
This collection of fourteen signed baseballs is unique in that every signature featured on each and every ball belongs to a pitcher who has thrown a Major League no-hitter. The collection includes both multi-signed and single-signed baseballs, and features a total of sixty-seven different signatures. The vast majority of the pitchers have included the date of their no-hitter below their respective name. Unless otherwise noted, all of the signatures (penned in either blue or black ink) grade between "8" and "10." All of the balls are either official National, American, or Major League balls and date from 1977 or later. Seven of the balls display light scattered age toning; otherwise, each is in Near Mint condition. The signtures on all of the single-signed balls have been penned across the sweet spot. Ball One (15 signatures): Nolan Ryan (sweet spot), Bob Keegan, Warren Spahn, Cliff Chambers, John Montefusco, Dave Morehead, Don Nottebart, George Culver, Tom Phoebus, Lew Burdette, Jim Colborn, Burt Hooton, Dennis Eckersley, Jim Palmer, and Rick Wise. Ball Two (13 signatures): Johnny Vander Meer (sweet spot), Carl Erskine, Steve Busby, Bill Stoneham, Sonny Siebert, Don Cardwell, Larry Dierker, Ray Washburn, Tommy Greene, Juan Marichal, Bert Blyleven, Gaylord Perry, and Dean Chance. All of the signatures on this ball display a very slight amount of bleeding, otherwise all grade "9" or "10." Ball Three (13 signatures): Catfish Hunter (sweet spot), Milt Pappas, Dock Ellis, Earl Wilson, Mel Parnell, Jerry Reuss, Doc Gooden, Tom Browning, David Cone, Jack Morris, Jim Abbott, Bret Saberhagen, and Charlie Lea. Ball Four (five signatures): Don Larsen, Virgil Trucks, Jim Bunning, Sal Maglie, and Bob Feller. Ball Five (4 signatures): Bob Lemon (sweet spot), Vida Blue, Dennis Martinez, and Dick Bosman. Ball Six (5 signatures): Clyde Wright (sweet spot), Phil Niekro, Mike Warren, Bob Gibson, and John Candelaria. All of the signatures display a moderate amount of bleeding and grade "7." Ball Seven (3 signatures): Anibol Sanchez (sweet spot), David Wells, and Dave Stewart. Ball Eight (3 signatures): Bo Belinsky (sweet spot), Bill Monbouquette, and Ken Johnson. Ball Nine (1 signature): Sandy Koufax. Ball Ten (1 signature): Ewell Blackwell. Ball Eleven (1 signature): Allie Reynolds. Ball Twelve (1 signature): Hoyt Wilhelm. Ball Thirteen (1 signature): Darryle Kile. Ball Fourteen (1 signature): Carl Hubbell. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 14 balls. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,527.50
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