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    1960's Mercury Seven Astronauts Signed Baseball with Grissom. From the estate of Fred "Dixie" Walker, the only man to share a dugout with both Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, comes this "stellar" sphere featuring the autographs of four of the famed Mercury Seven. Most noteworthy is the autograph of the tragic Gus Grissom, whose death in the Apollo I launching pad fire in January 1967 makes his by far the scarcest signature of these pioneering space men. Grissom, Schirra and Shepard register at a strength of 9/10, with Carpenter a couple points lighter at 7/10. The ONL (Giles) ball bears a thin coating of shellac that has toned slightly but has served its intended purpose admirably. One of just the tiniest handful of baseballs bearing autographs from this most celebrated corps of early rocket riders. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2009
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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