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    1949-51 Mel Ott Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA NM-MT 8.
    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 ball games, 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.

    His side panel signature here is gloriously unpersonalized, adding further rarity and desirability to a piece fully infused by both. The medium is an ONL (Frick) sphere, its specific stamping format providing for the three-year span reflected in the lot title. This is an absolutely spectacular representation which stands shoulder to shoulder with the finest the hobby has to offer.

    The experts at PSA/DNA have graded the ball an 8/10 and the autograph a 7/10 for an overall grade of 8/10. Full grading LOA from PSA/DNA, NM-MT 8. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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