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    Circa 1930 Max Carey Single Signed Baseball. With a lifetime batting average of .285 and 2,665 hits, Max Carey certainly hit his way into the Hall of Fame. However, that only paints one picture. The other side of the coin is that Carey was also the penultimate base stealer of his day, leading the National League in stolen bases a whopping ten times in a thirteen-year timeframe. His speed also helped him on the basepaths in scoring well over 1,500 runs.

    Finding a single signed baseball by Carey can prove to be a difficult chore. Although he lived into the mid-1970's, autograph hounds weren't yet out in full force, so single signed baseballs weren't a popular medium yet for signatures. This ball takes it one step further, however, in that it is an exceedingly rare vintage ONL (Heydler) ball and signature from the late 1920's to early 1930's. Signed on a side panel over the Spalding logo, the flowing fountain pen signature rates a nice 7.5/10, with the only distraction being the likely game-use of the ball, given the overall dirt that has also removed most of the logos as well. Still, a significant and gorgeous autograph on a tough single. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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