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    Early 1930's Kenesaw Mountain Landis Single Signed Baseball. His stern, no-nonsense leadership--most evident in his banishment of the Chicago Black Sox conspirators--is widely credited with rescuing baseball from its greatest scandal. Yet despite Landis' tremendous historical relevance, singles from the Hall of Fame executive are in very short supply. Here we present an attractive sweet spot inscription to legendary manager Gabby Street's son, reading, "To Charles Street Jr., From Kenesaw M. Landis." A thin brushing of shellac has preserved the strength of the ink to a 4/10 rating, and the ONL ball (with minor league president Bramham stamping) is moderately and evenly toned. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication. Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.

    The Charles "Gabby" Street Collection

    The following nine lots derive from the personal collection of Charles "Gabby" Street, whose long career as a player, a manager and a radio broadcaster made him a staple in Big League ballparks for over four decades. Widely credited with developing a young Walter Johnson into the game's most effective pitcher as the Big Train's Washington Senators catcher during Johnson's earliest seasons, Street would gain even greater notoriety as manager of the early 1930's St. Louis Cardinals, who would win two National League pennants and a World Championship under his guidance. All pieces derive directly from the Street family with their letter of provenance.



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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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