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    Early 1930's Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball. Direct from the estate of the Big Train's former battery mate Gabby Street comes this tough single that should garner the interest of many a Hall of Fame autograph collector. An early 1930's ONL sphere provides the home for Johnson's sweet spot signature, which rates a 5/10 under a clear brushing of shellac. The ball exhibits a vintage coffee shade to further its vintage aesthetics. A degree of scuffing to the aged horsehide remains mercifully clear of the signature, causing no notable concern. An important single with ideal provenance. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication. Guide Value or Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.

    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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