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Baseball Commissioners, League Presidents, and Team Owners Single-Signed Ball Collection

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,440

Collection of six single-signed balls, each signed by a former baseball commissioner, league president, or team owner, plus one multisigned ball featuring the signatures of Ford Frick and Will Harridge. 1) Multisigned ball. Red-stitched ball (no manufacturer's stampings visible) signed in black fountain pen by Will Harridge (alone on a side panel, grading "8," former American League president), Ford Frick (sweet spot, "5/6," former National League president and baseball commissioner), and Bill Rigney (alone on a side panel, "9," fomer player and manager). Moderate-to-heavy toning. Gd-Vg. 2) Bowie Kuhn. In blue ink ("10") on the sweet spot of an ONL (Coleman) ball. Kuhn has added the notation "Comm" below his signature and his years in office, "1969-1984," on the panel below. Vg-Ex, with light toning and spotting. 3) Bart Giamatti. In blue ink ("7") on the sweet spot of an ONL (Giamatti) ball. Ex, with a few tiny areas of light discoloration. 4) Fay Vincent. In blue ink ("8/9") on the side panel of an official 1989 World Series ball. Ex-Mt. 5) Bud Selig. In black ink ("8/9") on the sweet spot of an official 1994 World Series ball. Vg-Ex, with scattered moderate toning. 6) Len Coleman. In blue ink ("9/10") on the sweet spot of an ONL (White) ball. Vg, with scattered dark spotting. 7) Gene Autry. In black ink ("8") on the sweet spot (crossing over onto the side panel) of an OAL (Brown) ball. Ex, with a few spots of dark discoloration. Total: 7 balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,440

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