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    1970's Waite Hoyt Single Signed Baseball. While the 1927 Yankees are typically celebrated for its Murderer's Row of power hitters like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, it's important to remember that offense is only half the equation. Hoyt's twenty-two victories led the American League this season and carried him one step closer to eventual Hall of Fame enshrinement beside those supreme sluggers. Despite living decades past his legendary former teammates, Hoyt singles remain a scarce commodity, so attention must be paid to this fine specimen pairing a 10/10 blue ballpoint sweet spot signature with an ONL (Feeney) ball. Mild toning, the result of a thin clear coat over the autograph, causes little distraction. A top example of this elusive orb. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    This lot derives from the collection of the late Reverend G. Richard McKelvey, a true pioneer of the baseball autograph collecting hobby. For nearly eight decades, Reverend McKelvey actively compiled his collection of in-person autographs, and is widely recognized as the innovator of "theme balls," paving the way for the wildly popular 500 Home Run Club and 300 Win Club baseballs of today. Many other noteworthy pieces from his collection are currently up for bidding in our Sunday Internet Sports Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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