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    1952 Honus Wagner Signed Baseball. "There is something Lincolnesque about him," Pulitzer Prize-winning sports journalist Arthur Daley once wrote, "his rugged homeliness, his simplicity, his integrity, and his true nobility of character." Hall of Fame manager John McGraw considered him the greatest ballplayer of all time, and Ty Cobb recalled him as the one man he couldn't intimidate.

    The seventy-eight year old Hall of Famer was serving his last of fifty-three seasons in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform when he laid fountain pen to the hide of the provided ONL (Frick) baseball. The result is one of the finest Wagner signed baseballs we've encountered, a sweet spot application rating 9/10 on even the most conservative grading criteria. Ball is evenly toned to an attractive amber shade and dated in an unknown hand. Also, please note that there is evidence of writing removal on the ball's surface. A fine tribute to one of Cooperstown's first immortals. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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