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    Circa 1980 Roger Maris & Hank Aaron Signed Mini Baseball. For many a baseball purist, this diminutive sphere represents the true Home Run Kings. The single-season czar Roger Maris applies his 9+/10 blue sharpie autograph to one side of the ball, while career king Hank Aaron occupies the opposite in equally bold black sharpie. As apparent in our catalog imagery, the original collector rather unfortunately painted the ball (and several others within this auction) with Liquid Paper to hide toning blemishes. It appears that the Aaron signature was signed directly on the ball's leather and then painted around, while the Maris was applied over the top of the paint. Notations are in the collector's hand. Still, good luck finding another ball with this important pre-pharmaceutical duo! Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

    This lot derives from the collection of the late Reverend G. Richard McKelvey, a true pioneer of the baseball autograph collecting hobby. For nearly eight decades, Reverend McKelvey actively compiled his collection of in-person autographs, and is widely recognized as the innovator of "theme balls," paving the way for the wildly popular 500 Home Run Club and 300 Win Club baseballs of today. Many other noteworthy pieces from his collection are currently up for bidding in our Sunday Internet Sports Auctions.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Balls, Pucks, etc. - Encased, Small (view shipping information)

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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