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    1977 Bert Blyleven No-Hitter Game Used Baseball. One of the most glaring oversights for Hall of Fame induction for over a decade, the Dutch-born ace finally got his just reward in 2011 on his fourteenth ballot, ending (at the time) his distinction as the only eligible 3,000 Strikeout Club member absent from Cooperstown. We get a taste of his confidence in the notation on the presented sphere, "1st No Hitter, 9-22-77," suggesting the belief it would not be his last, though ultimately it would prove to be. We've never seen another game ball from that dominant performance for the Texas Rangers over the California Angels. The OAL (MacPhail) ball shows solid use from the contest and is autographed by Blyleven in 8/10 black ink. Letter of provenance from Bruce Schworck. Pre-certified by 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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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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