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500 Home Run Club Single-Signed Ball Collection - 19 of the 25 Members Plus Pujols - 14 Graded by PSA/DNA
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,370
This 500 Home Run Club single-signed ball collection is distinguished both by its scope and quality. This collection features single-signed balls for nineteen of the twenty-five players who currently have 500 or more home runs, and is missing only Ruth, Ott, Foxx, Murray, Sosa, and McGwire for completion. Additionally, the collection also includes a single-signed ball of Albert Pujols, who, barring injury, will join the club this year (as we write this description, he is currently eight home runs shy of 500). Ideally, fourteen of the twenty balls in this offering have been graded by PSA/DNA and are accompanied by either a full LOA or COA. (The PSA/DNA grades represent the average between the signature grade and the ball grade.) Unless otherwise noted, all of the signatures have been scripted in blue ink across the sweet spot of an official American, National, or Major League ball, and each of the PSA/DNA-graded balls remains sealed in its original ball cube. A few of the graded balls display minor age toning. PSA/DNA Graded Balls. MINT 9: Alex Rodriguez, Mike Schmidt, Willie Mays, and Jim Thome; NM-MT + 8.5: Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, and Ted Williams (not sealed); NM-MT 8: Willie McCovey and Hank Aaron; NM+ 7.5: Eddie Mathews, Ernie Banks, and Reggie Jackson; EX-MT+ 6.5: Frank Thomas; EX+ 5.5: Frank Robinson (red ink). Non-PSA/DNA Graded Balls: Gary Sheffield, Manny Ramirez, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Rafael Palmiero, and Albert Pujols. All of the signatures grade either "9" or "10" and the balls remain in Near Mint condition. It should be noted that the Sheffield, Ramirez, and Griffey Jr., balls, while not graded, have been authenticated by PSA/DNA and come with either a COA or hologram label (or both) from the company. The Pujols ball has an MLB hologram label and comes with a COA from SportsMemorabilia.com. Total: 20 balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,370
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