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    1930's Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball. In 1917, a Connecticut arms laboratory recorded Johnson's fastball at 134 feet per second, equal to ninety-nine miles per hour, a speed the lanky farmboy was somehow able to generate with a smooth sidearmed motion that baffled and terrified opposing batters. New York Highlanders outfielder Birdie Cree provided his own methodology for handling Johnson's speed: "When you see the arm start forward, swing." Presented is a scarce single from the inaugural class Hall of Famer, penned on a "Official Cork Center League" ball with red and blue stitching that convincingly presents like an early twentieth century model. Johnson scribed his name across the sweet spot in black fountain pen. The experts at PSA/DNA have given the following subgrades: autograph (6), baseball (5) and overall (5.5). Full LOA Grading from PSA/DNA, EX+ 5.5. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.


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