Description

    Mid-1960's Early Apollo Astronauts Signed Baseball with Grissom. Extraordinary high-grade sphere derives from the personal collection of Major Leaguer Gene Oliver, who was fascinating by the burgeoning space program and took every opportunity to visit the NASA compounds in Florida and Houston when his schedule allowed. His widow's included letter of provenance describes a personal friendship with Gus Grissom, the rarest of the four autographs on this ball, and how upset her husband had been when Grissom perished in a 1967 training accident. Grissom's blue ink signature presents as a single on this ONL (Giles) ball, though further exploration reveals the trio of Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra, each applied in the same faultlessly bold blue ink. A truly "stellar" keepsake, in more ways than one. Letter of provenance from Marilyn Oliver. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 381

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 43 days left to consign to the 2018 February 24 - 25 Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Sports - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage auctions is more than just an auction business. They are in the 'preserving history' business as well.
    Alicia Kramer, Daughter of Jerry Kramer, five-time NFL World Champion,
    Garden City, ID
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 19 "Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 19 "Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,867,262