1919-1951 Official American and National League Ball Collection (3)

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1640

Item Year: 1929

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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This collection of three vintage official National and American League balls is comprised of the following: 1) 1919-1924 official National League ball. The ball does not display Heydler's facsimile signature on a side panel but in all other ways conforms to the 1919-1924 manufacturing period. Signed by Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizutto in blue ink (grading "9") on a side panel. Ex, with light surface wear. Accompanied by its original box (Fair; missing lid and tape repair to tears). 2) Circa 1927 official American League (Johnson) ball. Good, with dark toning and minor staining. 3) 1949-1951 official National League (Frick) ball. Vg-Ex, with light toning and a few small abrasions. Accompanied by a box (Fair) that does not appear to be original to the ball. Total: 3 balls (two with boxes). Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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