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Lot # 792 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Roger Maris Single-Signed Ball

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,700

Spalding "Official Major League Specifications No. 1" ball signed by Roger Maris. Maris has signed the ball in blue ink across the sweet spot, with the signature grading "9." Roger Maris is one of the most desirable of all non-Hall of Fame signatures, especially alone on a baseball. Unfortunately for collectors, Maris passed just prior to the "signing-show boom," thus resulting in the rarity of Maris singles in the hobby today. Maris has long been a favorite of forgers. With a limited supply and high demand, it’s no wonder that Maris’ signature is one of the most commonly forged of all modern-era stars. Given the large number of problem "Maris" balls circulating in the marketplace today, an authentic Maris ball such as this is especially desirable. The ball displays light scattered age toning throughout and is otherwise in Near Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA.

SOLD FOR $2,700

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