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    Circa 1956 Emmett Kelly Single Signed Baseball. His entertainment career began as a trapeze artist in 1923, but Kelly would become famous as "Weary Willie," a hobo clown who soon became the most recognizable figure in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. From 1942 through 1955 Kelly traveled with the big top, but famously left the show in 1956 to serve as the mascot Bum of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. One would suspect that this ONL (Giles) ball dates to that period. The famous clown provides a 9+/10 blue ink side panel inscription, "Best Wishes from Emmett Kelly," on this apparently game used sphere, establishing it as the finest of its rare breed. A marvelous addition to any serious Brooklyn Dodgers collection. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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