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Lot # 869 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1958 Multisigned Ball with Mantle, Speaker, and Greenberg

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $840

Official American League (Harridge) ball signed in blue ink by the following six players: Tris Speaker, Hank Greenberg (sweet spot), Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Bob Feller, and Herb Score. All of the signatures are fairly uniform in grade, averaging "7." Although this ball dates from the 1952-1959 manufacturing period, the fact that Score began his major league career in 1955 indicates that it was probably signed sometime during the mid to late 1950s. Tris Speaker, of course, had already been elected to the Hall of Fame at that point, and all of the other signers on this ball, with the exception of Score, would one day join him in Cooperstown. (Score might have one day been elected to the Hall of Fame as well had his career not been cut short by a tragic injury in 1957.) The ball is lightly toned and has been coated with a light layer of protective shellac, to which there are a few tiny chips. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $840

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