1923 Urban Shocker Single Signed Baseball....
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Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Presented is the only single signed baseball from this superstar spitballer known to exist, a splendid high-grade relic dating to the season after Shocker displaced the great Walter Johnson from his perpetual position atop the American League strikeout ladder. His childlike script fills the sweet spot of an Official American League (Johnson) sphere, underscored by his personal notation of "Browns 1923" on the southern panel. Shocker's black fountain pen ink projects at a conservative 7/10, and the ball itself boasts bold, dark stamping and just a hint of light, inconsequential toning. Original box (VG-EX) included.
The first in a list of notable Yankees to perish far too soon--Miller Huggins, Lou Gehrig, Thurman Munson--Urban Shocker may trail in name recognition among modern fans, but none of these Bronx legends offers such a fierce challenge to modern autograph collectors. So take a good look look at this Shocker single, because there's every reason to believe that you'll never have the chance again. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
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Service and Handling Description: Balls, Pucks, etc. - Encased, Small (view shipping information)