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Lot # 856 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Rogers Hornsby Signed Ball - Displays as a Single!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,560

Red-stitched ball (manufacturer's stampings no longer visible) signed by Rogers Hornsby on a side panel. Hornsby's signature. which has been boldly scripted in blue ink, displays just a hint of bleeding and grades "9." The ball has also been signed by Joe DeMaestri in blue ink (grading "9") on the opposite side panel. Ideally, the ball displays perfect as a Hornsby single if so desired. While only speculation, this ball may have been signed by each player in 1952, when both were members of the St. Louis Browns (Hornsby was the manager for the first half of the season and DeMaestri was the club's starting shortstop). The ball has been coated with a layer of protective shellac, which displays a few small areas of light discoloration. In Very Good condition overall. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,560

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