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    Signed 1940 Play Ball Grover Cleveland Alexander #119 SGC Authentic. He lived one of the hardest lives in baseball lore. Deafened by artillery shells in World War I combat, and locked in a lifetime battle with epilepsy and alcoholism, G.C. managed to become both one of baseball's greatest stars and one of its most tragic tales. Alexander ultimately died penniless and alone in a St. Paul, Nebraska rooming house. Offered is his 1940 Play Ball card signed by the Hall of Fame inaugural classman in thin black marker. Having essentially disappeared from the public eye following his 1939 Hall of Fame induction, Alexander rates as the toughest autograph from that first Hall of Fame grouping. Rarely does an autographed trading card of this or any quality surface in a public forum. Encapsulated SGC Authentic. Cert. #AU807362 Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
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