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    1958 Spectacular Mel Ott Single Signed Baseball, PSA NM-MT 8. 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. So we're proud to present one of the finest Ott singles known in the hobby, slabbed for posterity by the good folks at PSA with the chart-topping figure of NM-MT 8. The blue ink inscription to a young fan, reading "To Tommy, Best Wishes, Mel Ott" fills the side panel of this OAL (Harridge) ball with the same sort of boldness it held close to fifty years ago, and the ball has mellowed only a half shade to a creamy tone. The year "1958" is penned discreetly on the "Reach" logo of the ball, invisible upon display. Search for years and you won't find an Ott that's nicer. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/ PSA DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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