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Circa 1970 Joe McCarthy Single-Signed Ball
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $2,133.00
Cooperstown souvenir ball (label reads "Home of Baseball/Cooperstown, N.Y.") signed by Hall of Fame manager Joe McCarthy. "Marse Joe" has signed the ball in black ink across the sweet spot, with the signature grading "7." McCarthy was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1957 and passed away in 1978. Given the fact that this is a Cooperstown souvenir ball, it seems probable that McCarthy signed it during one of the many Hall of Fame induction ceremonies he attended between those years (the ball appears to date from the 1960s/early 1970s). The ball displays no manufacturer's stamps and is in Near Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,133.00
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