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    1991 Nolan Ryan Game Used & Signed Baseball From Seventh No-Hitter. Walter Johnson, Cy Young, Christy Mathewson, Grover Alexander... there are so many names that evoke an immediate sense of awe when discussing Hall of Fame pitchers. When it comes to modern players, though, there is only one name: Nolan Ryan. The ageless wonder struck out over 5,700 batters in his career and pitched seven no-hitters. Despite never winning a single Cy Young award, Ryan is regularly viewed as the greatest pitcher of his generation.

    The offered ball is an historic artifact, having been used in play during his seventh no-hitter on May 1st, 1991. Second base umpire John Shulock was there to witness the event, and has signed a letter stating that the baseball was used in the game, and that he saved the ball and had Ryan sign it afterwards. Ryan inscribed, "7th No-Hitter Nolan Ryan 5/1/91" in 9/10 ink on the dirt-rubbed ball. The OAL (Brown) orb shows nice game use with scuffs, abrasions and bat transfer marks. This is a monumental lot when one considers the importance of Nolan Ryan to the game of baseball in the 1960's through 1990's. To come from his record-setting and final no-hitter is icing on the cake. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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