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Description1940's Mel Ott Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA EX-MT 6. Of all the milestones of immortality that dot the baseball landscape, none quickens our pulse quite the way the 500 home run mark does. Pitching may win ballgames, but the long ball wins hearts, and there isn't a little leaguer alive who hasn't dreamed of knocking one out of a big league park in the clutch. Fortunately for collectors, most of the Club is quite readily available on singles. Mantle, Mathews and Williams are gone, but they left a good supply behind. Ruth is likewise quite easy to locate, though pricier. Jimmie Foxx is very tough, yes, but the prize for toughest of them all goes to the man who made the right field bleachers of the Polo Grounds his personal landing pad for twenty-two seasons, the immortal Mel Ott.
His signature appears here on the side panel of an Official National League ball from the Ford Frick presidency, precisely the model he launched on August 1, 1945 to claim the third key to the 500 Home Run Clubhouse. The notoriously strict grading policies of PSA/DNA supply ratings of 7/10 and 5/10 for the black fountain pen ink side panel signature and baseball respectively, accounting for the final grade as listed.
Ott's tragic passing in 1958, the result of injuries sustained in a Metarie, Louisiana automobile accident, robbed the baseball world of one of its most beloved figures, and forever complicated the future aspirations of thousands of autograph collectors. Rare in any format, these six simple letters find their most appealing home here, on period Senior Circuit horsehide. Full grading LOA from PSA/DNA, EX-MT 6. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
1940's Mel Ott Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA EX-MT 6.
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