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    Circa 1970 Earle Combs Single Signed Stat Baseball. Pitching to the likes of Ruth and Gehrig was trouble enough for even the most accomplished pitcher. But even before a hurler ran into those imposing power hitters, he had to contend with pesky Hall of Famer Earle Combs. Regarded as the finest leadoff hitter of his time, Combs was the sparkplug which made the Yankees go. Combs was a part of nine Yankees World Series triumphs.

    Signed about 30 years before collectors had any inclination stat baseballs would become collectible is this Rawlings Official Youth League baseball signed by Combs. A sweet spot signature is captured on front in bold black ballpoint. One side panel reads "To Catherine Neil Elswick" while another is scribed with Combs' years of pinstriped service "New York Yankees 1924-1943." A final panel reads "Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Feb. 1, 1970." One errant mark is found on the blank north panel. The signatures rate a solid 9/10 and this offering represents the first we have seen of its kind. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2013
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