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Joe DiMaggio Single-Signed Baseballs (17)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,993.75
This collection of seventeen Joe DiMaggio single-signed baseballs is comprised of twelve OAL (MacPhail) balls and five OAL (Brown) balls. All of the MacPhail balls have been signed across the sweet spot in blue fine-point marker, while the Brown balls have been signed across the sweet spot in blue ink. The blue marker signatures average "9/10" while the blue ink signatures average "8/9." All twelve MacPhail balls are in Near Mint condition, with six displaying a few areas of light age toning. The Brown balls all display varying degrees of age toning, as well as light soiling, and are in Very Good to Excellent condition. Barry Halper had a very close friendship with Joe DiMaggio, and often put extra single-signed balls of Joe D and other stars to good use as special gifts and for charity auctions. From the Barry Halper Collection. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 17 baseballs. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $4,993.75
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