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Large Single-Signed Ball Collection (60) - MVPs, Rookies of the Year, and Gold-Glove Winners
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,659.00
This collection of sixty single-signed balls, representing fifty-three different players, features only players who have won an MVP Award, a Gold Glove Award, or were named Rookie of the Year. All of the signatures, penned in a variety of inks (mainly blue), appear on the sweet spot and range from "8" to "10," averaging "9/10." Ideally, each player has noted his particular award or honor, as well as the year in which it was achieved, next to his name. Each of the balls is either an official American or National League ball dating from the 1980s or 1990s, with the majority displaying varying degrees of light-to-moderate age toning. Without reference to the toning, the balls are in Near Mint condition overall. The number of balls for each player, if more than one, is noted in parentheses. Rookie of the Year (37): Tommie Agee, Dick Allen, Joe Black, Curt Blefary, Al Bumbry, Chris Chambliss, Joe Charboneau, Vince Coleman, Walt Dropo (2), Mark Fidrych, Bob Hamelin, Tommy Helms, Todd Hollandsworth, Bob Horner, Frank Howard, Sam Jethroe, Pat Listach, Gary Matthews, Bake McBride, Gil McDougald, Wally Moon (2), Don Newcombe, Albie Pearson (2), Lou Piniella, Scott Rolen, Tim Salmon, Jack Sanford, Roy Sievers, Ted Sizemore, Bill Virdon (2), Jerome Walton, Walt Weiss, and Earl Williams. MVP (16): Dick Allen, Don Baylor, Jeff Burroughs, Phil Cavaretta, George Foster, Steve Garvey, Dick Groat, Fred Lynn, Marty Marion, Dave Parker, Boog Powell, Phil Rizzuto, Hank Sauer, and Maury Wills (3). Gold Glove (7): Paul Blair, Bob Boone, Ron Guidry, Gary Maddox, Dale Murphy, George Scott, and Andy Van Slyke. Total: 60 signed balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,659.00
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