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Autographed Baseball Collection of (83) With R. Jackson, Ripken and Banks

Lot Number 348

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An “iron man,” a fielding “wizard,” a knuckle-balling 300-game winner, “Mr. Cub” and “Mr. October” are just a few of the diamond stalwarts who have autographed souvenirs in this impressive lot of (83). Bold pennings average (“9”) potency with highlights including: Single-Signed Baseballs: (2) Banks, R. Jackson, Kaline, (2) Lasorda, Maddux, P. Niekro, Ripken, (3) O. Smith and Yount; Single-Signed Bats: keys include: Ja. Giambi, (2) Mattingly and F. Thomas. Certs/stickers or an auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.

SINGLE-SIGNED BASEBALLS: These (28) OAL, ONL or ONL spheres are snow-white (grade “9-10” or “10”) examples (unless noted otherwise) and come with individual certs/stickers from JSA. Sweet Spot signatures include:

(2) Ernie Banks: OML ball (inscribed "Mr Cub"); and an ONL White

Rod Carew: OML
Chris Chambliss: OML
Vince Coleman: OML

Eric Davis: OML

Alfredo Griffin: OML

Reggie Jackson: OML

Al Kaline: near-white OAL Budig
(2) Harmon Killebrew: both OML

(2) Tom Lasorda: both OML

Greg Maddux: OML
(4) Don Mattingly: with (3) OML and an OAL Budig

Phil Niekro: OML; inscribed “H.O.F. – 97”

Cal Ripken, Jr.: mildly toned OAL Budig (grade “7”) with an unknown stamping on a side panel (autograph is not affected)
Brooks Robinson: OML

Benito Santiago: OML
(3) Ozzie Smith: all OML; (2) are inscribed “HOF 02”

John Wetteland: OML; inscribed “PS. 9:10 – WS MVP ‘96”

(2) Robin Yount: both OML

The remaining (48) signed baseballs range from clean white (grade “8-9”) to lightly toned (grade “6”) examples and come with an auction LOA from JSA. Highlights include:


Steve Carlton: ONL Coleman (signature slightly smeared, “5” strength)

Bucky Dent: OAL Budig

Bob Feller: ONL Coleman
Rollie Fingers: ONL Coleman

Tony Gwynn ONL Coleman

(3) Harmon Killebrew: (1) OAL Brown; and (2) OAL Budig

Jim Lefebvre: unofficial ball; signature “6” strength with “ROY 65” inscription

(2) Paul Molitor: (1) OAL Brown (signature “6” strength); and (1) OAL Budig

Phil Niekro: ONL Coleman

Buck O’Neil: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum logo ball

Rafael Palmeiro: OML
Jim Palmer: OAL Brown (signed and personalized on side panel and dated “1990”)

Cal Ripken, Jr.: OAL Budig (signature “5” strength)
Robin Roberts: ONL Coleman

Red Schoendienst: ONL Coleman
(3) Ozzie Smith: (2) ONL Coleman (one is inscribed “HOF 02”); and (1) ONL White (inscribed “#1”)

Joe Torre: OAL Budig (has unknown stamping on side panel; does not affect autograph)

John Wetteland: OML ball; signed on side panel and inscribed “PS. 9:10”
Billy Williams: ONL Coleman
Maury Wills: OML (shows possible game use)
Dave Winfield: OAL Brown


1989 Chicago Cubs: ONL White ball signed by: Sweet Spot: D. Smith; South Panel: Walton

1980s-1990s Oakland A’s: OAL Brown ball signed by: North Panel: Ontiveros; South Panel: Sierra and McGwire; West Panel: R. Henderson

SINGLE-SIGNED BATS: (7) professional model or retail weapons showing varying degrees of use (likely during batting practice or spring training). Signatures come with an auction LOA from JSA. Highlights include:

Jason Giambi: Louisville Slugger (31.4-oz/34”) “C271” Pro Stock model with a brown “Walker” finish and gold-colored barrel stampings. Giambi has signed in blue marker (“9” strength) between the center brand and barrel stampings. Bat shows heavy use with ball marks and transposed ball stampings, as well as a lengthy handle crack secured by a 2-1/2” layer of athletic tape.

Alex Gordon: Louisville Slugger (33.4-oz/33”) “M110” Pro Stock model with a flare knob and cupped end. Gordon has signed in blue marker (“10” strength) and inscribed “4” between the center brand and barrel stampings. The bat shows excessive use with ball and stitch marks about the barrel, as well as transposed ball stampings and a heavy application of Mota Stick. There is an 11” layer of athletic tape, which may or may not obscure a handle crack. There is grain swelling/checking on the hitting surface.

Don Mattingly: Louisville Slugger (34.4-oz/32”) retail signature model; signed in blue marker (“9” strength) between the center brand and barrel stampings.
Don Mattingly: Louisville Slugger (25.6-oz/32”) signature model softball bat with a tan handle and black barrel. Mattingly has signed the barrel in silver marker (“7” strength).

Frank Thomas: Rawlings-Adirondack (28.4-oz/34”) silver-ring model with a black “Smith” finish. Uncracked and unused display weapon is signed by Thomas in silver marker (“6-7” strength) on the barrel.

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