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    Circa 1930 Charles "Chief" Bender Single Signed Baseball. A graduate of the same Carlisle Indian Industrial School which graduated Jim Thorpe, Bender became one of the top pitching stars of the Dead Ball Era, with Ty Cobb himself calling him "the most intelligent pitcher I've ever faced." Here we present a tremendously scarce example of his single, ideally inscribed, "To Friend Heff From 'Chief' C.A. Bender." The 1953 Cooperstown inductee's black fountain pen ink survives at an average strength of 5/10, remaining fully legible on the moderately spotted hide of the presented blue and red stitched American League sphere, assuring pre-1935 vintage. A rarely seen single from one of the greatest weapons of Connie Mack's first great Athletics dynasty. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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