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    1920 Joe Sewell Game Worn Spikes from Rookie Season. It's an awful way to get your start in the game, but the youngster from Titus, Alabama made the most of it, taking the first step on a path that would ultimately lead to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Presented are the spikes Joe Sewell wore as a rookie shortstop with the World Champion 1920 Cleveland Indians, called into service to replace the popular Ray Chapman, who was struck in the head by a Carl Mays pitch on August 17, 1920 and passed away from his injuries the next day. A "Spalding" manufacturer's label appears beneath each tongue, and Sewell himself provides the provenance, signing each in 9/10 silver sharpie with the notation "I used these shoes in 1920." Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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