Enormous Hall of Fame and Superstars Single-Signed Ball Collection with Jeter, Koufax, and Pujols (80)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $8,295.00
Addendum: Please note that the catalog title for this lot is in error. There is NO Joe DiMaggio single-signed ball in this lot. The catalog description is correct.
This large collection of eighty single-signed balls features forty-nine Hall of Fame players plus thirty-one former and present stars, including many who are destined to be enshrined in Cooperstown, with no duplication. Unless otherwise noted all of the balls are either Official Major League (Selig) balls or Official American or National League balls (dating from the 1980s and 1990s) and have been signed across the sweet spot in a variety of inks (grading "9" or "10"). Many of the balls are accompanied by COAs from either PSA/DNA (denoted by a "P" in parentheses; some are graded), or Steiner Sports (denoted by an "S" in parentheses). A number of balls were also signed under the auspices of Topps, most of which also bear a "Topps Archives" or "Topps Reserve" stamping on a side panel. A few of the signers have added relevant notations under their names (Hall of Fame year, win total, etc.). Hall of Fame Players: Anderson (P; graded "NM-MT+ 8.5"), Barlick (P), Bench, Berra, Boggs, Brock, Bunning, Carew, Carlton, Cepeda (P), Drysdale (P; graded "NM-MT 8"), Eckersley (S), Feller, Ferrell (P), Fisk (S), Ford (S), Gehringer (P; "8"), B. Gibson (S), Gossage, Henderson, Hunter, Kaline, Kiner (P; graded "Mint 9"), Koufax (P), Lasorda (P; graded "Mint 9"), Lopez (P), Marichal ("6"), Morgan (P; graded "Mint+ 9.5"), Musial (S), Niekro (P), Palmer (P; graded "NM-MT+ 8.5"), Perry (MLB hologram), Puckett (P; full LOA; side panel), Reese (P), Ripken Jr. (S), Rizzuto (S), B. Robinson, Ryan, Schoendienst (P), Seaver, Slaughter (P; graded "NM-MT 8"), O. Smith (S), Snider (S), Spahn (S), Stargell (P; graded "NM-MT+ 8.5"; on a Rawlings "Offical League" ball), Winfield, Wynn (P), Yastrzemski, and Yount. Superstars: Harold Baines (P; graded "Mint 9"), Jason Belcher, Craig Biggio (P), Paul Blair, Miguel Cabrera (game-used ball with MLB hologram), Roger Clemens, Vince Coleman, Mike Cuellar, Tom Glavine (S; "8"), Valdimir Guerrero, Ozzie Guillen (S), Jim Lonborg, Chris Lubanski, Derek Jeter (S; on a side panel), Gary Johnson, Randy Johnson (S), Chipper Jones (P), Javy Lopez ("8" on an unofficial ball), Ryan Ludwick, Greg Maddux, Joe Mauer (P; graded "Mint 9"), Joe Pepitone, Albert Pujols, Mariano Rivera (S; side panel), Ivan Rodriguez (P), Pete Rose, Johan Santana (S), George Steinbrenner (P; graded "Mint+ 9.5"), Bernie Williams, David Wright (P), and Delmon Young (P). Approximately twenty percent of the balls display a hint of either light scattered age toning or a few minor surface blemishes, otherwise all of the balls are in Near Mint to Mint condition overall. Total: 80 balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $3,000+. SOLD FOR $8,295.00