Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1962 Roger Maris Signed Sosnak Folk Art Baseball. Spectacular detail and simplistic charm characterize the highly collectible work of former umpire turned artist George Sosnak, who turns his attention here toward the fabled 1961 home run chase. Leaving a blank window for a vintage 4/10 blue ink signature from Maris to shine through, Sosnak coats the remainder of the sphere with practically microscopic handwriting listing the date, opponent and pitcher for all sixty-one of Maris' long balls, and portraits of Roger and final home run victim Tracy Stallard. One can't help but be impressed by the utterly unique result. The ball has been clear-coated for preservation, and a couple chips have obscured a small amount of the home run details. Otherwise the ball is free of flaws, presenting exactly as it did after Sosnak's hours of labor was complete. Sosnak has dedicated the ball on Maris' behalf, "To Mark Vento, Best Wishes from Roger Maris, 1962," dating the ball to the season after the historic chase. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 664

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Oct 28, 2006 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 4 days left to consign to the 2021 May 20 Sports Monthly Showcase Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The hammer price for my Mantle card significantly exceeded my admittedly conservative estimations, and I couldn't be more pleased.
    George T.,
    Pinetop, AZ
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search