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    Extraordinary specimen is believed to have been signed at Kansas City show in 1964.

    The Finest Known Example of a Baseball Signed by The Beatles.

    "Brian had booked a 35-gig tour and they knew what they were doing and were committed to that. But to shove one more show in the middle was another story. So, The Beatles kept saying 'no', and the money kept going up. They agreed to do it in the end. The offer started at $60,000 and finally went to $150,000."

    --Neil Aspinall, Anthology

    Leave it to Charlie O. Finley, the Kansas City Athletics owner and peerless promoter, to coax one more show out of the Fab Four with the largest sum ever paid for a single performance. Rather than a day of rest before engagements in New Orleans and Dallas, the young Liverpudlians took to the stage of Kansas City's Municipal Stadium, home of the loveable but hapless Athletics. Though the club was on the road when their stadium was set upon by over twenty thousand screaming fans, one of the ballplayers took steps to ensure that a stadium worker secured a memento for his girlfriend, utilizing a medium available in great supply, an Official American League (Cronin) baseball.

    From the sister of that lucky young lady comes the finest Beatles signed baseball we've ever encountered, a high-grade relic bearing 8/10 blue ballpoint signatures from John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Paul McCartney is just a touch lighter at 7/10. Each occupies his own side panel, and there is no other writing on the ball.

    Today it's common practice to acquire celebrity signatures on horsehide, but such was certainly not the case fifty years ago. As such, known Beatles specimens number in the single digits, deriving only from their few appearances at American ballparks. But, again, we stress that none we've encountered can match the presented specimen for its remarkable state of preservation. Any visible defects to the horsehide are too minimal to merit a mention, and we invite interested bidders to view our enlargeable images online to best experience the fine quality of this definitive Beatles specimen. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    The Finest Known Example of a Baseball Signed by The Beatles.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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