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1920's Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball....

2012 October 25 - 27 Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction- Dallas #7065

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 26, 2012
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

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1920's Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball. In 1917, a Connecticut arms laboratory recorded Johnson's fastball at 134 feet per second, equal to ninety-nine miles per hour, a speed the lanky farmboy was somehow able to generate with a smooth sidearmed motion that baffled and terrified opposing batters. New York Highlanders outfielder Birdie Cree provided his own methodology for handling Johnson's speed: "When you see the arm start forward, swing." Presented is a scarce single from the inaugural class Hall of Famer, penned on a black and red stitched ONL sphere, ensuring pre-1934 vintage. Johnson's sweet spot signature registers in 6/10 black fountain pen ink, and the horsehide remains a creamy white. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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Service and Handling Description: Balls, Pucks, etc. - Encased, Small (view shipping information)

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