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500 Home-Run Club Single-Signed Ball Collection with Mantle and Williams (18)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,303.50
In the entire history of baseball only twenty-five players have ever hit 500 or more home runs in their careers. This outstanding collection of single-signed baseballs features examples signed by eighteen members of baseball's fabled 500 Home Run Club and is missing only Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Manny Ramirez, Rafael Palmeiro, Gary Sheffield, and Reggie Jackson for completion. Unless otherwise noted, all of the balls have been signed across the sweet spot in blue ink (grading "9" or "10") and are in Near Mint condition. Any accompanying LOAs or COAs are duly noted. 1) Mickey Mantle. OAL (Brown) ball; Upper Deck COA; very light scattered toning. 2) Ted Williams. OAL (Brown) ball; Upper Deck COA; light toning. 3) Willie Mays. ONL (Coleman) ball; additional Willie Mays commemorative stamping; minor blemish on ball label; Steiner COA; hand numbered "4/24." 4) Hank Aaron. Steiner COA. 5) Eddie Mathews. OAL (Budig) ball; PSA/DNA COA; Light toning. 6) Harmon Killebrew. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. 7) Mike Schmidt. ONL (Coleman) ball; PSA/DNA COA. 8) Barry Bonds. ONL (White) ball; light scattered toning; full LOA from PSA/DNA. 9) Frank Robinson. PSA/DNA COA. 10) Ernie Banks. With additional "Topps Archives Reserve" stamping on a side panel; hand-numbered "20/50." 11) Eddie Murray. Slight blemish on ball label, with Steiner hologram label, but no accompanying COA. 12) Sammy Sosa. Steiner COA; minor surface stain on a side panel. 13) Alex Rodriguez.. With Steiner hologram label, but no accompanying COA. 14) Jim Thome. With a few minor surface blemishes. 15) Frank Thomas. OAL (Budig) ball; graded "NM-MT+ 8.5 by PSA/DNA. 16) Willie McCovey. ONL (White) ball; PSA/DNA COA. 17) Ken Griffey Jr. OAL (Budig) ball. 18) Mark McGwire. Official XXIII Olympics ball; signed on a side panel; with Steiner COA; also hologram labels from both MLB and Online Authentics.com. Total: 18 balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $1,303.50
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