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Substantial Hall of Famer and Stars Single-Signed Ball Collection (68)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,231
This large collection of single-signed balls is comprised of forty-seven balls signed by Hall of Fame players (representing forty-five different players) and twenty-one balls signed by non-Hall of Fame players (for a total of sixty-eight single-signed balls). All of the signatures have been scripted in blue ink across the sweet spot and range in grade from "8" to "10," averaging "9." Each ball offered here is either an official National, American, or Major League ball dating from the 1980s or later. Most of these signatures were obtained in person by our consignor at signing shows in the 1980s and 1990s. The number of balls signed by each player, if more than one, is noted in parentheses. Hall of Fame Signed Balls (47 balls, 45 different players): Aparicio, Appling, Barlick, Boggs, Brett, Carew, Carlton, Dandridge (3), Dawson, Day, Doby, Doerr, Drysdale, Durocher, Ferrell, Fingers, Gibson, Herman, Hunter, Irvin, Jenkins, Kaline, Kell, Kiner, Lemon, Leonard, Lopez, Marichal, Mays, Mazeroski, Mize, Newhouser, Niekro, Palmer, Perry, Reese, B. Robinson, Schoendienst, Slaughter, Spahn, Sutton, Wilhelm, B. Williams, Yastrzemski, and Yount. Non-Hall of Fame Signed Balls (21): Mel Allen (announcer), Richie Allen, Hank Bauer, Vida Blue, Hank Borowy, Rocky Bridges, George Foster, George Hendrick, Jay Johnstone, Fred Lynn, Denny McLain, Dave Parker, Lou Piniella, Vada Pinson, Boog Powell, Moose Skowron, Tom Sturdivant, Alan Trammell, Zoilo Versalles, Maury Wills, and Don Zimmer. Approximately half of the balls display some light natural age toning; otherwise all are in Near Mint condition with the exception of Mays (Ex), and Carlton (Vg). Total: 68 single-signed balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,231
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