1938 Hank Greenberg 50th Home Run of the Season Baseball, Signed....
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B & O Warehouse, 6th Floor
Camden Yard Banquet Room
333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Despite falling short of five dozen, Greenberg did match Jimmie Foxx' home run record for right-handed batters with fifty-eight, a mark that would stand until Sammy Sosa's now-controversial 1998 campaign. His thirty-nine long balls at home is a record that still survives to this day. Here we find the only one of those fifty-eight homers to resurface in the modern hobby, an Official American League (Harridge) sphere personally notated and signed by the slugger himself. His black fountain pen ink commands a side panel: "Best Wishes to my friend 'Red' Morgan on my 50th home run, 'Hank' Greenberg, Sept. 12, 1938." The ink ranges from 5/10 to 8/10 in strength, and the ball exhibits evidence of its traumatic meeting with Greenberg's Louisville Slugger but presents very well. Much like the man himself, it has endured its trials heroically, poised to occupy its well-deserved place of honor in baseball history. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
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