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Lot # 983 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Ty Cobb Signed Baseball

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,406

This official National League (Giles) ball, which features the vintage signatures of five Hall of Famers, is highlighted by a extraordinarily impressive example penned by the legendary “Georgia Peach.” Rarely is a Cobb signature this impressive. Cobb has eschewed his customary green ink here and instead has inscribed the ball “Ty Cobb 7/27/53” in bold, red ink (grading “9”) on a side panel. Cobb’s inscription is very large, leaving no room for any other signature on the panel. This ball displays beautifully as a Cobb single. This Cobb signature can literally be seen across the room! The remaining signatures on the ball, all Hall of Famers, and are those of Will Harridge (blue ink, sweet spot, “3/4”), Connie Mack (blue ink, alone on a side panel, “8/9”), and Dizzy Dean and Al Simmons (black ink, together on a side panel, each grading “8”). The ball displays only the lightest surface wear and is in Excellent condition overall. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,406

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