1951 St. Louis Browns Team Signed Baseball with Eddie Gaedel, Bill Veeck....
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9701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
Today Gaedel's autograph is considered the most coveted rarity of all post-war Major Leaguers, with just a handful of examples surfacing in the hobby market. Here we find the only known team ball, autographed August 19, 1951, Gaedel's single day of Browns service. His black fountain pen ink signature rates 7/10 on the side panel of the presented OAL (Harridge) sphere, joined by twenty other Browns including Veeck (later signature), Taylor (twice), Tobin, Long, Kennedy, Hogue, Garver and Young. Quality averages 7/10. Scuffing underneath the signatures strongly suggests this was a ball actually used in that famous game, ratcheting up the appeal of a ball with no lack thereof. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
Service and Handling Description: Balls, Pucks, etc. - Encased, Large (view shipping information)