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    1930's Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball. In 1917, a Connecticut arms laboratory recorded Johnson's fastball at 134 feet per second, equal to ninety-nine miles per hour, a speed the lanky farmboy was somehow able to generate with a smooth sidearmed motion that baffled and terrified opposing batters. New York Highlanders outfielder Birdie Cree provided his own methodology for handling Johnson's speed: "When you see the arm start forward, swing." Presented is a scarce single from the inaugural class Hall of Famer, penned on a "Special League" ball with red and blue stitching that convincingly presents like an early twentieth century OAL model. The sweet spot signature rates approximately 7/10, and the ball itself is lightly and attractively toned with age. Your winning bid will get you halfway toward completion of a 400 Win Club collection. LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2009
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
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