Signed to a big league contract at the tender age of 17, Hall of Famer Mel Ott was kept under the close watch of skipper John McGraw, who kept the youngster at his side in the Giants dugout for fear that mentors in the minor leagues would try to alter Ott’s unorthodox batting style. McGraw’s foresight proved keen, indeed, as “Master Melvin” went on to become the first-ever National League player to launch 500 career home runs. This display showcases Ott’s coveted autograph and is accented by images of the legendary slugger’s unusual (but effective) batting style. Framed to 17-5/8 x 30-5/8” under a white matte, Ott’s blue ballpoint signature has been executed on a government postcard and resonates (“8-9”) strength and clarity. Flanking this elusive 500 Home Run club scripitng are a black-and-white photo and 500 Home Run Club photo placard. Full photo LOA from JSA.
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