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Lot # 913 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1940s Earle Combs Single-Signed Ball

Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $1,410.00

Hutch “Official League Ball” signed by Earle Combs in blue ink (grading “5/6”) upon a side panel. Combs’ entire twelve-year career (1924-1935) was spent with the New York Yankees. In addition to being an important member of the club’s famed “Murderers' Row” lineup in 1927, Combs also played on two additional World Championship clubs (1928 and 1932). He finished his career with a .325 average, a mark that ranks forty-second on the all-time list. Combs was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970. He passed away in 1976. Because this was years before the single-signed ball became universally recognized as the ideal among autographed-baseball collectors, and few collectors sought his signature on a baseball, Combs single-signed balls are particularly rare. This is obviously a vintage signed ball. Our guess is that it dates from the 1940s. The ball is moderately soiled with a few light abrasions. In Very Good condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,410.00

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