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    Circa 1930 Sam Rice Signed Baseball. Along with Walter Johnson, this future Hall of Famer served as the great baseball hero of our nation's capital for the better part of two decades, though few knew that he carried a tragic memory with him throughout his Major League career. While touring with his minor league club in 1912, a tornado swept through his hometown of Morocco, Indiana, killing his wife, parents, siblings and two children. The tough-as-nails Rice never spoke of the awful loss, however, not even to his second wife who learned of the event from a 1950's newspaper article. He appears alone on the side panel of a "City League" ball in 9/10 ink, though our authenticators note that other signatures once joining Rice have been professionally removed. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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