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Multisigned Ball Collection (7) - Including Thirty-Nine Hall of Fame Signatures!
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $1,200
Read this lot carefully! This is an unusual and fascinating group of vintage multisigned baseballs with many highlight signatures! Collection of seven multisigned balls, most of which include a number of Hall of Fame players. 1) Fifteen signatures, in various inks (ranging in grade from "2" to 9," averaging "4") on an official National League (Giles) ball (dating from the 1952-1957 manufacturing period), including Bill Terry, Pie Traynor, Red Ruffing, Satchel Paige, Frank Frisch, Earle Combs, Lloyd Waner, Sam Rice, Harry Hooper, Waite Hoyt, Roy Campanella (secretarial), Rube Marquard, Whitey Witt, and Mrs. Babe Ruth. In Very Good condition, with moderate soiling. 2) Twenty-one blue-ink signatures (averaging "6") on an official American League (Cronin) ball (dating from the 1960-1969 manufacturing period), including Al Lopez (sweet spot), Bill McKechnie, Early Wynn, Paul Waner, Tony Cuccinello, John Cooney, George Susce, Max Lanier, and Jim Turner. In Very Good condition, with light age spotting. 3) Twenty-two blue or black-ink signatures (averaging "4") on an official American League (Cronin) ball (dating from the 1960-1969 manufacturing period), including Don Drysdale, Yogi Berra (sweet spot), Robin Roberts (sweet spot), George Weiss, Ford Frick, Warren Giles, Gil Hodges, and Don Muller. In Very Good condition with scattered age toning. 4) Twenty-one blue or black-ink signatures (averaging "4") on a Spalding "Baseball Hall of Fame" ball, including Stan Musial (sweet spot), Joe Medwick (sweet spot), Sam Rice, Joe Cronin, Hank Greenberg, Bill Terry, Satchel Paige, Casey Stengel, Bob Feller, Luke Appling, Monte Irvin, Buck Leonard, Red Ruffing, Ford Frick, Harry Hooper, Warren Spahn, and Chub Feeney. In Very Good condition with scattered age toning. 5) Nine blue or black-ink signatures (averaging "4") on a Wilson "Bob Feller Fire Ball" ball, including Tony Lazzeri, Lefty O'Doul, Oscar Vitt, and Babe Pinelli (umpire). The number "25" is written on a side panel in black marker. In Very Good condition. 6) Twenty-one blue or black-ink signatures (the ten blue-ink signatures average "8/9," while the black-ink signatures are much fainter, averaging "3") on a Spalding ball (no other markings are visible), including Ford Frick (partially on the sweet spot), Carl Schumacher (partially on the sweet spot), and Eddie Stanky (the other names are not recognizable; they might not be ballplayers). In Good condition, with shellac and a mounting hole on the sweet spot. 7) Nine blue or black-ink signatures (averaging "5") on a Wilson "Official American Association" ball, including Johnny Vander Meer (sweet spot), Mace Brown, John Rigney, and Del Ennis. This ball appears to feature the signatures of a service team that included a number of professionals, as a notation below Rigney's signature reads "7/14/45 (Guam)." In Good condition. Total: 7 balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $100. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $1,200
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