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1979-2000 World Series Managers Single-Signed Official World Series Ball Collection (13 Single-Signed Balls) including Torre, LaRussa, and Cox
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $420
Collection of thirteen different official World Series balls, each individually signed by one of the managers from that respective Series. Unless otherwise noted, all of the signatures (penned in a variety of inks) appear on a side panel and grade "9" or "10." 1) Chuck Tanner (grading "7/8") on a 1979 World Series ball. 2) Dallas Green (grading "8") on the sweet spot of a 1980 World Series ball. 3) Whitey Herzog (grading "6") on the sweet spot of a 1982 World Series ball. 4) Joe Altobelli on a 1983 World Series ball. 5) Dick Williams on a 1984 World Series ball. 6) Davey Johnson on the sweet spot of a 1986 World Series ball. 7) Tom Kelly (grading "7") on a 1987 World Series ball. 8) Tony LaRussa on the sweet spot of a 1989 World Series ball. 9) Lou Piniella (grading "8") on the sweet spot of a 1990 World Series ball. 10) Bobby Cox (grading "6") on a 1991 World Series ball. 11) Cito Gaston on a 1992 World Series ball. 12) Joe Torre on the sweet spot of a 1996 World Series ball. 13) Bobby Valentine on a 2000 World Series ball. Nearly all of the balls display varying degrees of age toning and/or soiling, and range in grade from Good to Near Mint, averaging Excellent. Total: 13 balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $100. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $420
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