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    1920's Grover Cleveland Alexander Single Signed Baseball. We expect that there will be a fairly sizable group of bidders who decide this is the "can't miss" lot of the auction. Whether collectors of singles from 300 Game Winners, or simply from Hall of Famers, most will be lacking an example from this troubled legend, whose alcoholism, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress from World War I horrors couldn't derail one of the most remarkable pitching careers in baseball history. Alexander's death in 1950, and the aforementioned afflictions that saw him absent from the public eye with only rare exceptions since the end of his barnstorming days in the mid-1930's, have left only a tiny supply of single signed baseballs available to the collecting market. Here we present the finest we've ever seen. The medium is an ONL (Heydler) baseball, which almost certainly dates the autograph to Alexander's Major League playing days. A blue ink sweet spot signature remains in remarkable 9/10 condition, aided in its boldness by a thin application of shellac. The ball is otherwise moderately and evenly toned, retaining a pleasing vintage patina. Educated collectors will surely understand what a rare opportunity it is that we present here. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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