1943-46 Mel Ott Signed Baseball. The prize for tou...
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Description1943-46 Mel Ott Signed Baseball. The prize for toughest of all the 500 home run club members goes to the man who made the right field bleachers of the Polo Grounds his personal landing pad for twenty-two seasons, the immortal Mel Ott.
His signature appears here across the sweet spot of an Official National League sphere from the Ford Frick presidency, precisely the model he launched on August 1, 1945 to claim the third key to the 500 Home Run Clubhouse. The black steel-tip fountain pen autograph grades a solid 7.5/10 in strength. Note: There are indications of signature removals on two panels of the ball.
Ott's tragic passing in 1958, the result of injuries sustained in a Metairie, Louisiana automobile accident, robbed the baseball world of one of its most beloved figures, and forever complicated the future aspirations of thousands of autograph collectors. Rare in any format, these six simple letters find their most appealing home here, on period Senior Circuit horsehide. Full LOA from Beckett Authentication Services.
Guide Value or Estimate: $6,000 - up.
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