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    1925 Walter Johnson Signed World Series Program. Led by "Big Train" Walter Johnson, whose deadly fastball command dominated Games One and Four, the Senators allowed the Pirates to recover for a three-to-three tie after six games. Johnson took the mound again for Game Seven, but the conditions included perhaps the worst weather to ever have in a World Series. A downpour of rain and heavy fog led to more than one contested call, including Sam Rice of the Senators coming up with a foul ball after fifteen seconds in the stands. Pirates players insist the ball was found and stuffed into Rice's glove by the fans. Regardless, the Pirates would go on to win the game, and the championship, on another contested call in which Goose Goslin claims the winning Pirates hit was actually a foul ball.

    Although Johnson missed becoming a three-win pitcher in a single World Series, it does nothing to diminish the greatness of the Hall of Fame pitcher. Offered here on a 1925 World Series program is a strong 9/10 signature of Johnson, located neatly in the top margin. The program itself has a heavy vertical crease in the middle, likely the result of having been stuffed into a coat pocket during the wet game nearly ninety years ago. Paper loss, primarily on the verso, as well as some tears, do affect the grade and bring it to the range of good condition. In any case, the rarity of this program, due to both time and weather, overcomes any flaws, and the Walter Johnson signature is nearly as good as one could ask for on a vintage program. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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