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Rabbit Maranville Signed Autograph Album Page
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $529
Addendum: Please note that this sheet is also signed in blue fountain pen (grading "9") by Bill Terry on the reverse.
Album sheet, removed from the legendary autograph album compiled by Dr. John O'Meara in the 1930s, signed by Hall of Fame shortstop Rabbit Maranville. (The original near-complete album is also offered in this auction; please see the lot description for full details.) The signature has been flawlessly scripted in blue fountain pen and grades ‘10.’ Maranville, who was one of the greatest defensive shortstops in history, spent fifteen of his twenty-three seasons with the Boston Braves, including the final six years of his career (1929-1935). O'Meara, who resided in Providence, Rhode Island, had strong connections to Boston and many opportunities to obtain Maranville's signature during the time he was compiling this album. Maranville passed away in 1954 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame that same year. The page (5.5 x 4.5 inches) has been neatly removed from the original album and is in Near Mint condition. Encapsulated by Beckett Grading Services in conjunction with James Spence Authentication. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $529
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