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    1959 Harvey Haddix "12" Single Signed Baseball - Dated to His Historic Near-Perfect Game! There are some records which will never be challenged. Jack Chesbro's 41 wins is pretty safe as is Cy Young's benchmark for career wins. We are safe in assuming no pitcher will have enough stamina to pitch 12 innings of perfect baseball. Offered is the following single signed baseball:

    Signatures: 1
    South Panel: Harvey Haddix, inscribed "To Gene Kirby Best Wishes Always May 26, 1959"
    West Panel: Notated "12" in an unknown hand with thick blue marker
    Ink: Blue

    Manufacturer: Spalding
    Type: Official National League
    Executive: Warren Giles
    Ball Condition: Mild toning
    Signature Condition: Displays well

    Additional Information: As the story of how this baseball was acquired by announcer Gene Kirby has been lost to time we cannot confirm that this sphere saw usage by Haddix during his twelve perfect innings, but we can say that it dates properly to the period and appears to have been at least prepped for game usage. The large inscribed "12" leads us to believe it was marked for a post-game photograph (a la Sandy Koufax and his no-hit "0" baseballs), but we could not find such an image in our research.

    Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    23rd Sunday
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