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500 Home Run Club Near-Complete Single-Signed Ball Collection (21)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,300
High-grade 500 Home Run Club single-signed ball collection comprised of twenty-one of the twenty-six players in that elite fraternity. Missing only Ruth, Foxx, Ott, Thomas, and Pujols for completion. This grouping represents the balance of our consignor's world-class 500 Home Run Club single-signed ball collection, which was highlighted by extraordinary examples of Ruth, Foxx, and Ott (those three balls are being offered individually in this auction). When putting this collection together our consignor spent a great deal of time and effort in trying to acquire high-quality examples, especially for the more prominent members. That attention to quality is certainly apparent here, as nearly all are Near Mint examples, both with respect to the signature and condition of the ball. Ideally, each ball is also individually accompanied either by a full JSA LOA or JSA COA. Unless otherwise noted, all of the signatures have been scripted in blue ink on the sweet spot and grade "10," and each ball is in Near Mint condition or better. All of the balls are either official American, National, or Major League balls, with the specific type duly noted in parentheses. The collection is comprised of the following: Mantle (OAL Brown), Williams (OAL Brown; slight hint of age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt) Mays (ONL White), Banks (ONL Coleman; very light age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt), Jackson (MLB Selig), Murray (OAL Budig), Killebrew (OAL Budig; very light age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt), Mathews (ONL Giamatti; very light age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt), Aaron (MLB Selig; tiny area of discoloration below Aaron's signature, otherwise Nr-Mt), Ken Griffey Jr. (OAL Budig), Schmidt (MLB Selig), McGwire (OAL Brown; very light age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt), Palmeiro (OAL Budig; grading "8/9," very light age toning and minor spotting, otherwise Nr-Mt), Rodriguez (MLB Selig; grading "9," very light age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt), McCovey (ONL White; very light age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt), Sheffield (MLB Selig), Bonds (MLB Selig), Robinson (OAL Budig; very light age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt), Sosa (ONL Coleman; very light age toning, otherwise Nr-Mt), Thome (MLB Selig), and Ramirez (MLB Selig). Total: 21 balls. Full JSA LOAs for Mantle, Williams, Mays, Aaron, Rodriguez, and McGwire. JSA COAs for all of the remaining balls. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).SOLD FOR $3,300
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