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    Walter O'Malley Signed Baseball In December 1999, The Sporting News named O'Malley the eleventh most powerful figure in twentieth century sports. Brooklyn fans who saw the Dodgers owner lead the team into the sunset in 1958 may have perhaps agreed, but in a different light. In a famous incident, two Brooklyn reporters wrote a list of the three worst villains of the 20th century on a piece of paper to settle a discussion they were having over lunch. They each wrote the same three names, in the same order: Hitler, Stalin, Walter O'Malley. The offered ONL (Giles) ball is one of the rare few on earth to offer a signature from this controversial figure, a 9/10 blue ink beauty that shares space with Rube Marquard, Ford Frick and five others. A fan's inscription to his nephew is here as well. All signatures are equally strong. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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