Enormous Hall of Fame Single-Signed Ball Collection Including Mantle, Williams, and DiMaggio (102)

Sold For: $5,400

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1406

Item Year: 1985

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Large Collection of 102 single-signed baseballs, representing seventy-two players, all but one of whom (Pete Rose) is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. All of the balls are either official American or National League balls (the vast majority dating from the 1980s and 1990s) and have been signed (in a variety of inks) on the sweet spot. Signatures range from "6" to "10," averaging "9," with the exception of DiMaggio ("4," faded). The vast majority of the balls display varying degrees of age toning and/or discoloration, but are otherwise in Near Mint condition overall. The number of signed balls for each player, if more than one, is noted in parentheses. The collection is comprised of the following signers: Aaron (2), Aparicio (2), Appling, Banks, Barlick (2), Bell, Bench, Berra (2), Boudreau, Brock, Carew, Carlton, Chandler (2), Conlan, Dandridge (2), Dawson (4), Dickey, DiMaggio, Doerr, Drysdale (2), Feller (2), Ferrell, Ford (2), Gehringer, Gomez, Herman, Hubbell (2), Hunter, Irvine (2), R. Jackson (2), T. Jackson, J. Johnson (2), Kaline, Killerbrew, Kiner, Kell, Koufax, Lemon, Leonard (2), Lopez, Mantle, Marichal (2), Mathews (2), Mays (2), McCovey (2), Mize, Musial, Niekro (2), Palmer (2), Perry (2), Reese (2), B. Robinson, F. Robinson, Pete Rose, Roush, Ryan, Schmidt, Schoendienst (2), Seaver (2), Sewell, Slaughter (2), Snider, Spahn, Stargell (2), Sutton, Terry, Wilhelm, B. Williams, T. Williams (2), Wynn, and Yastrzemski (2). Total: 102 signed balls. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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