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    1934 Ted Williams Single Signed Game Used Baseball, Oldest Known Autographed Baseball. The earliest known signed baseball from the great Ted Williams (as well as the earliest known game used artifact) is presented here for the advanced collector. The Official California League ball is boldly notated in an unknown hand, "Hoover vs. Cathedral, Southern California Finals, Played at Wrigley Field, LA, June 8, 1934." Williams' black ink signature presents boldly on a side panel, with moderate surface wear resulting in a technical grade of 6/10. Any such condition issues, however, must be forgiven in light of the tremendous rarity and desirability. One could rest quite comfortably in the belief that no earlier baseball will ever arise in the collecting world, providing the winning bidder bragging rights for life. Included in the lot is a recent printing of a photo of the young Williams with our consignor. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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