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    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.

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