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Lot 981: Superb Collection of Signed Baseballs (84)
Superb collection of assorted signed baseballs - single, team and multi-signed - includes material from the Halper Collection and the Frank Crosetti estate with some other truly memorable spheres. Includes a Richard Nixon signed ball painted by Rhea Schaefer; Yankees Old Timers Game signed ball w/ Berg, Combs, Reynolds, Gomez, Bengough, DiMaggio, Rolfe, Stratton, Henrich, Durocher, Walsh, Maker, Shawkey, Keller, & Schalk; very faded 1940’s Yankee team ball on Joe DiMaggio league ball; 1951 Yankees w/ faded DiMaggio on ss, 1945 Boston Red Sox ball w/ Cronin on ss, 1986 NL All Stars, Dodgers ball w/ Robinson & Campanella (all secretarial). The following are EX-Barry Halper: 3,000 K ball w/ Walter Johnson (traced over); 1984 Astros; 1941 Newark Bears w/ rare Frank Kellert. The following from the Frank Crosetti estate with his LOA: 1923 detroit Tigers w. Cobb - LOA from PSA/DNA - under UV filtered light, the faded signatures of Cobb, Manush & Heilmann become visible; 1947 New York Yankees w/ DiMaggio (MVP) & Chandler on ss. Somewhat faded. Ball is EX+; 1945 & 1969 Yankees; 1970 & 1971 Minnesota Twins w/ Killebrew, Oliva, Blyleven, Kaat, Carew, & Crosetti (3rd base coach). Some signatures are slightly smeared, but all bold. Balls are NRMT; 1929 San Francisco Seals w/ Crosetti & 1930 San Francisco Seals w/ Crosetti (signed twice - once on ss). Overall NRMT, comes w/ original box. Contains approx. 40 single signed (mostly Hall of Famers) including Mays, Rizzuto, Marichal, Killebrew, Musial (2), Perry, Ford & more. Condition is overall EX to NRMT except for the vintage balls.
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