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Lot # 748 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Cincinnati Reds Team-Signed Ball with Rogers Hornsby (Last Managerial Season!)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $600

Official National League (Giles) ball signed in green ink by twenty-three members of the 1953 Cincinnati Reds, including manager Rogers Hornsby. 1953 marked Hornsby's final season as a major league manager, although he did later coach with both the Cubs and Mets. Ideally, Hornsby's signature, located on a side panel, is the most prominent on the ball and grades "8." The remaining signatures include Kluszewski (sweet spot), Lerchen, Greengrass, Borkowski, Landrith, King, Kelly, Hatton, Seminick, Smith, Adams, Marshall, Podbielan, Bell, Mills, Perkowski, Nuxhall, Raffensberger, and Baldwin, Signatures range from "6" to "8," averaging "7." The ball is moderately toned and displays a number of tiny abrasions. In Very Good condition overall. LOA from James Spence/JSA. SOLD FOR $600

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