Circa 1940 Charles "Kid" Nichols Single Signed Baseball....
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9701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
Proudly presented is the finest Nichols single ever to surface in the hobby, and just the third specimen we've ever encountered. It derives from the collection of a former fashion model who met Nichols on a train just prior to the Second World War. Though the Kid was a septuagenarian at the time, he took to flirting with the young beauty, asking if she'd like a signed baseball (though she'd admit later that she had no idea who Nichols was at the time). The ball comes to us from a caretaker in her old age, a gift for his service.
The sweet spot signature, a desirable "Charles 'Kid' Nichols" format, has lost none of its strength through the passage of decades, a solid 9/10 in blue fountain pen ink. The ball itself, a "Mr. Shortstop Martin Marion" model, has toned slightly and exhibits minor handling wear, but the autograph does not suffer in any regard. Certainly one of the most desirable singles ever to grace a Heritage auction catalog. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
Service and Handling Description: Balls, Pucks, etc. - Encased, Small (view shipping information)