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Lot # 828 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Hall of Famers Signed Baseball Collection (Walter Johnson, Stengel, Dean, and Veeck)

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $1,292.50

Collection of four quality Hall of Fame signed ball, three of which are single-signed. This collection represents a relatively economical approach to acquiring four particularly rare and significant Hall of Fame signature rarities on baseballs. 1) Official American League (Harridge) ball signed by Walter Johnson in black fountain pen across the sweet spot. According to JSA, there has been an extremely minor enhancement to the “Joh” and second “n” in “Johnson,” otherwise the signature grades “4.” The vintage black-ink notation “1931” appears on a side panel. Johnson was manager of Washington in 1931. The ball is darkly toned and soiled. Good to Very Good condition. 2) Official Texas League (Gardner) ball signed in black fountain pen (grading “7”) by Dizzy Dean on a side panel. Two other signatures (“Lynette Coak” and “Adie Marks”) appear on separate side panels, respectively. The notation “Happy Birthday! – 1954” is printed on the sweet spot in black fountain pen. The ball has been coated with a light layer of protective shellac and is lightly toned. Excellent condition. 3) Official Pacific Coast League (McKechnie) ball signed in black ink (grading “6”) by Casey Stengel across the sweet spot. This ball dates from the 1969-1973 manufacturing period. Stengel passed away in 1975. The ball is moderately soiled. Very Good condition. 4) Wilson “A1010” ball signed in red felt-tip pen (grading “7/8”) by Bill Veeck. The ball displays a few scattered areas of moderate discoloration (not affecting the signature). Very Good condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 4 balls. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $1,292.50

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