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    1928 Rogers Hornsby Single Signed Baseball. The greatest National League slugger of his age makes full use of the side panel of an OAL (Johnson) sphere to create this single dated to the dead center of his illustrious playing career. Hornsby writes, "To My Friend Frank Fitzsimmons from Rogers Hornsby Oct. 5, 1928," likely regretting somewhat having left the St. Louis Cardinals following the 1926 season as the red birds were in the Bronx this day (though fellow Hall of Famer G.C. Alexander was slaughtered by Murderer's Row). The black fountain pen ink remains quite bold with the exception of Rajah's surname, which is light but entirely legible. The ball itself is clean and exhibits only mild surface wear. A tough playing-days single from one of the most significant sluggers of the pre-war era. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

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    April, 2010
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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