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1983 Andy Warhol Single-Signed Baseball
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,972.00
One of only three Andy Warhol single-signed baseballs in existence. This 1983 Rawlings Official All-Star Game (Bowie Kuhn) baseball is signed on a side panel by legendary Pop Art icon Andy Warhol ("8") in brown marker. This is one of only three baseballs that are known to have ever been signed by Andy Warhol. In 1983, when hobby pioneer Don Lepore was manager of the legendary Card Collectors Company in New York, he contacted The Factory to inquire whether Andy Warhol would be willing to signed a quantity of baseballs. He was told that Mr. Warhol would be willing to sign just three, and special arrangements were made for the balls to be personally delivered for signing. All were signed in the same thick brown marker. This is one of those three baseballs, which was given personally by Don Lepore to his close business associate (our consignor) in 1983, and has not seen the light of day since. We do not believe Andy Warhol ever had occasion to sign any other baseballs. In Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,972.00
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