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    First Home Run Baseball of 1924 World Series--George Kelly Takes Walter Johnson Deep. With the presented ONL (Heydler) ball, the New York Giants drew first blood in the 1924 Fall Classic. A battle between future Hall of Famers to lead off the top of the second inning of Game One ended with Highpockets Kelly blasting it deep into the left field bleachers at Washington's Griffith Stadium, briefly silencing the hometown fans who would be witness to a thrilling twelve inning loss to open the Series. A fan's vintage ink inscription fills a side panel with the details: "Kelley's (sic) home run ball hit into left field stand--World Series, Oct. 9, 1924,at Washington D.C., caught by John L. Singer." The fan got the date wrong--no homers were hit in the October 9th game--or perhaps his "4" simply looks like a "9." But Kelly hit just one World Series home run in his illustrious career, so there can be no mistake about which it was. With delectable World Series and dual-Hall of Fame pedigree, this is one of the most important and appealing home run balls to hit the auction block in recent memory.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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