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    1955 Cy Young Single Signed Baseball Presented to Woody Hayes' Son. It's a little known fact that the legendary coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes was a center for the Newcomerstown High School football team in the Ohio village where Cy Young spent the final years of his life. Despite a forty-six year age difference, the two shared a twenty-year friendship that ended only with Young's death in 1955. Just a few months before Young passed, Hayes brought his nine-year old son Steven to the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Joe DiMaggio and Frank Baker, where the boy was introduced to a man his father described as "the greatest pitcher of all time." Presented is the younger Hayes' memento of that brief encounter, an Official American Association sphere bearing one of the career victory leader's final autographs. Young's arthritic scripting rates a stellar 9/10, and the ball is notated "Cooperstown, NY, July 25, 1955" in young Steven's hand. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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