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    1914 Boston Braves Team Signed Baseball. After dumping both halves of an Independence Day, 1914 doubleheader to drop to fourteen games under .500, it looked as if the bumbling Braves would not even equal their fifth place finish of the previous season. But something in the fireworks that lit up the sky that night over Brooklyn where the series would resume two days later rained a bit of magic down upon the Braves squad, and they came storming back to win both July 6th games. And they just kept winning. In the month since that dismal Fourth of July, the Braves won twenty-one of twenty-six contests. The next month, they took twenty of twenty-seven. At season's close, they found themselves ten and a half games in front of Matty and McGraw's New York Giants, and poised to take on the powerhouse Philadelphia Athletics, winners of three of the previous four World Series. Surely now, pronounced the sportswriters, the Miracle Braves will see their luck run out. But this was far from the case. After a four-game sweep of the Mack Men, the Boston Braves had completed one of the most incredible comebacks in the history of sport, and were crowned as Champions of the World.

    We are thrilled to have this exceedingly rare opportunity to present an ONL (Tener) baseball autographed by eighteen members of this storied squad. Among the Miracle Men present are Maranville, Davis, Cather, Tyler, Deal, Cocreham (twice), Schmidt, Whitted, Rudolph, Martin, Connolly, Mitchell, Hughes, Tyler, Gilbert and a few others too light to discern. Signature quality of those listed ranges from 4/10 to 8/10, still quite impressive given the truly advanced age of the piece. To the best of our knowledge, not a single other example of this incredible team sphere has ever been offered at public auction, making this quite literally a once in a lifetime opportunity. LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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