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Lot # 1208 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Boxing Legends Signed Baseball with Dempsey, Braddock, and Sugar Ray Robinson

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $720

This official American League (Cronin) ball has been signed in blue ink by the following eight notable former boxing champions: Sugar Ray Robinson, Jack Dempsey, Jimmy Braddock, Mickey Walker, Petey Scalzo, Barney Ross, Gus Lesnevich, and Frankie Genaro. The ball has also been signed in blue ink by Hall of Fame outfielder Joe DiMaggio and one other (illegible). (The signatures of DiMaggio and Robinson overlap slightly, with each occupying a portion of the sweet spot.) Signatures range from "7" to "9," averaging "8." This ball dates from the 1960-1969 manufacturing period and was most likely signed during the early 1960s, since Genaro, Lesnevich, and Ross all died between the years 1964 and 1967. There is an area of moderate toning on the ball label that extends into one of the side panels, touching upon the signatures of Dempsey and Lesnevich; otherwise it's in Excellent to Mint condition. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $720

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