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    1982 Willard Brown Single Signed Baseball. He was the first black player to hit a home run in the American League, but the tremendous racism he encountered in St. Louis, and his frustration at the lack of talent of his fellow Browns, drove him from the Major Leagues after just twenty-one games. The 2006 Hall of Fame inductee and Negro League legend presents an enormous challenge to those many collectors checking inductees off a list, but one lucky winning bidder will be able to do just that thanks to this horsehide stamped "1982 Negro League Players Reunion." Brown makes full use of a lightly speckled side panel to host his 7/10 blue ink signature, creating a rarity that today stands as just his third single to reach the major 21st century auction block. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2013
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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