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    Circa 1939 Negro League Baseball with Cincinnati Reds Autographs. Exceptionally rare "Spalding Official League Special" baseball is stamped on the northern panel "Made Especially for Nat C Strong." Spalding Rep Nat Strong was a primary owner and organizer of the New York Black Yankees and the Brooklyn Royal Giants, both Negro League teams. This ball has been signed by six players from the late 1940's Cincinnati Reds: Johnny Vander Meer, Grady Hatton, Ewell Blackwell, Ray Lamanno, Bucky Walters and Ted Kluszewski. The Kluszewski signature has varnish on it and it is a particularly tough read, but none are very strong. Our guess is that this was the '39 or '40 Reds barnstorming team against Negro League stars after playing in the World Series. Forget about the autographs on the ball, we're selling this for the rarity of the baseball itself. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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