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1957 National League All-Star Team-Signed Ball with Musial and Mathews
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $840
Official National League (Giles) ball signed in blue ink by the following twenty-five members of the 1957 National League All-Star team: Alston (Mgr., sweet spot), Antonelli, Bailey, Banks, Bell, Bragan, Burdette (twice), Cimoli, Foiles, Hoak, Hodges, Jackson, Labine, Landrith (bullpen catcher), Logan, Mathews, McMillan, Moon, Musial, Sanford, Scheffing (coach), Simmons, Smith, Spahn, and one other (illegible). Signatures range from "8" to "10," averaging "9." The ball displays liight overall toning as well as two separate areas of darker toning. In Excellent condition overall. This ball originates from the personal collection of Bob Bauman, who was a longtime Major League trainer with both the St. Louis Browns (1937-1953) and St. Louis Cardinals (1954-1988). The ball, along with eighty-three other team balls from Bauman's collection, was originally consigned by the Bauman family to REA's May 2010 auction, where it was offered as part of a larger lot. It has been consigned to this auction by the original purchaser. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $840
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