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    Circa 1930 Rabbit Maranville Signed Baseball. Soon after having been named manager of the 1925 Cubs, he made his rounds through a Pullman car dumping water on sleeping players' heads and bellowing, "No sleeping under Maranville management, especially at night!" Despite his irreverent nature, the tiny infielder is remembered as one of the era's top talents, earning a Hall of Fame plaque for his efforts. Sadly, that day came months after his passing in January of 1954, limiting the availability of his important autograph to the collecting hobby. This apparent ONL sphere (note the black and red stitching, though stamping has been lost over time) bears an 8/10 sweet spot signature from Rabbit, though we must note that the pale northern panel on an otherwise deeply toned ball suggests signature removal here. Still a very tough ball that could ably fill an empty spot in your Hall of Fame single collection. Note: JSA has deemed that there are removals on the north panel. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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