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    1960's Mercury Seven Astronauts Signed Baseball with Grissom....
    1960's Mercury Seven Astronauts Signed Baseball with Gus Grissom. This "stellar" sphere features the autographs of four of the famed Mercury Seven astronauts. Most noteworthy is the autograph of the tragic Gus Grissom, whose death in the Apollo I launching pad fire in January 1967 makes his by far the scarcest signature of these pioneering space men. Grissom rates at a solid 9/10, followed by Wally Schirra (6/10), Alan Shepard (6/10) and Scott Carpenter at 9/10. The ONL (Giles) ball is ever-so-slightly dirty, but bears no noticeable toning spots. One of just the tiniest handful of baseballs bearing autographs from this most celebrated corps of early rocket riders, with Grissom only being found on a handful of baseballs. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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