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    1974 Nolan Ryan Third Career No-Hitter Game Used Baseball. The Hall of Fame fireballer holds what are likely untouchable records in both career strikeouts and no-hitters, and this four-decade old sphere pays tribute to each superlative. The OAL (MacPhail) ball shows solid use from the September 28, 1974 battle in which Ryan blanked the Minnesota Twins for the California Angels victory, retiring fifteen batters on strikes. The details of the masterpiece are scrawled in bold black marker on two side panels, with the sweet spot reserved for a 9+/10 autograph from its author. Letter of provenance from Bruce Schworck. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


    The Ernie Schworck Collection


    With a camera around his neck and a spirit of adventure in his heart, renowned photographer Ernie Schworck spent three decades in the employment of United Press International (UPI), aiming his lens at the most famous figures of twentieth century sport and politics. The collection that follows focuses primarily on the former, Schworck's Los Angeles residency making him a familiar face at Dodger Stadium and Anaheim Stadium. He's best remembered for his creation of some of the most famous photographs of legendary southpaw Sandy Koufax ever captured, images that he populated with hand-notated game used balls that served as living captions for no-hitters, World Series victories and other historic achievements. Schworck wisely retained many of these baseballs for his personal collection, and they make their hobby debut in the lots that follow. Several are accompanied by the photos for which they were created, and all include a letter of provenance from the Schworck family.



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