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    1944 Mel Ott Single Signed Baseball. Of all the milestones of immortality that dot the baseball landscape, none quickens our pulse quite the way the 500 home run mark does. Pitching may win ballgames, but the long ball wins hearts, and there isn't a Little Leaguer alive who hasn't dreamed of knocking one out of a big league park in the clutch. Fortunately for collectors, most of the Club is quite readily available on singles. Mantle, Mathews, Killebrew and Williams are gone, but they left a good supply behind. Ruth is likewise quite easy to locate, though pricier. Jimmie Foxx is very tough, yes, but the prize for toughest of them all 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.

    He presents this one as a gift, inscribing the sweet spot of an apparently game used ONL (Frick) ball, "Happy Birthday to Zeke, Mel Ott." The black fountain pen ink impresses with 9/10 strength. An unknown hand adds a lighter "Oct 1944" to the eastern panel, the only other writing on the ball. A particularly appealing example of this challenging hobby rarity. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    May, 2019
    16th-17th Thursday-Friday
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