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    1961 Roger Maris Signed Baseball Used in Batting Practice on Day of Record-Breaking 61st Home Run. One of the few fans in attendance for this otherwise meaningless final game of the 1961 season snagged a batting practice foul ball off the bat of visiting rookie Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski and wisely presented it to Roger Maris for signing on the day he toppled the Babe. Matching the ideal vintage of the presented OAL (Cronin) ball is the strength of Maris' sweet spot offering, a splendid 9+/10 in blue ink. The fan's block-lettered notations fill the adjacent panels: "Carl Yastrzemski hit this ball in practise (sic). Roger Maris 61st blast beat the Red Sox 1-0, Oct. 1st 1961. Rajah's blast was the Yankees 240 Homerun (A New Record). Roger Maris Rapped his 61st Bomb in this Game." Only a tiny handful of baseballs from that historic day are known to survive, and this example bearing a magnificent autograph from the central figure rates highly among them. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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