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    1970's Hank Greenberg Single Signed Baseball. Before there was Jackie Robinson, it was Greenberg who endured the threats and taunts of bigotry at the ballpark, answering the anti-Semites in the same way that Robinson did the segregationists--with quiet strength and Hall of Fame ability. Here he signs the sweet spot of an unofficial ball with his preferred black felt tip ink, a medium which has survived the passing decades with impressive 9+/10 boldness. An all but unimprovable example of this coveted and important single. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    This lot derives from the collection of the late Reverend G. Richard McKelvey, a true pioneer of the baseball autograph collecting hobby. For nearly eight decades, Reverend McKelvey actively compiled his collection of in-person autographs, and is widely recognized as the innovator of "theme balls," paving the way for the wildly popular 500 Home Run Club and 300 Win Club baseballs of today. Many other noteworthy pieces from his collection are currently up for bidding in our Sunday Internet Sports Auctions.


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    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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