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Hall of Famers and Stars Single-Signed Ball Collection (69)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,900

Collection of sixty-six single-signed balls, representing sixty different Hall of Fame players, plus three multisigned balls. Unless otherwise noted, all of the balls are either official American or National League balls (dating from the 1980s or 1990s) and have been signed (in a variety of inks) across the sweet spot, with the signatures grading either "9" or "10." Fifty of the balls display varying degrees of light-to-moderate age toning; otherwise all remain in Near Mint to Mint condition. Single-Signed Hall of Famer Balls (61): Aaron, Anderson (signature grades "5"), Aparicio, Appling, Ashburn, Banks, Bell, Bench, Berra, Boudreau, Brock, Carew, Carlton, Dandridge, Day, Dickey, DiMaggio (two examples; one on a 1973 OAL Cronin ball, with the signature grading "5/6"), Doerr, Feller, Fingers, Ford, Gibson, Herman, Hunter, Irvin, Jenkins, Kaline, Kell, Killebrew, Kiner, Lemon, Leonard, Lopez, Marichal, Mathews, Mays, McCovey, Mize, Molitor, Morgan, Musial, Newhouser, Palmer, Perez, Perry, Reese, Rizzuto, Roberts, B. Robinson, F. Robinson, Schoendienst, Seaver, Slaughter, Snider, Spahn, Stargell, Weaver, Wilhelm, B. Williams, and Wynn. Non-Hall of Famers (5): Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Buck O'Neil, "Double Duty" Radcliffe, and Pete Rose. Multisigned Balls (3): 1) 1975 Pittsburgh Pirates team-signed ball. Twenty-one black-ink signatures (averaging "7") on a DeBeer "Major League" ball, including Murtaugh (Mgr., sweet spot), Stargell (last name only), Reuss, Ellis, Zisk, Oliver, Dyer, Marshall, Mendoza, Tekulve, Jones, and Robinson. 2) Fomer Negro-League players signed ball. Eight blue or black-ink signatures ("9" or "10") on an OAL (Brown) ball: Ray Dandridge (sweet spot), "Wm Bobby Robinson," Lester Lockett, Edsall Walker, Leon Day, "A Vazques," "Double Duty Radcliffe," and Buck Leonard. 3) 300 Win-Club signed ball. Five blue-ink signatures ("9" or "10") on an ONL (White) ball: Spahn (sweet spot), Wynn, Seaver, Carlton, and Perry. Total: 69 balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $3,900

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