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Lot # 514: Honus Wagner Single-Signed Baseball (PSA)

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Summer Classic",
which ran from 7/16/2023 7:00 PM to
8/5/2023 10:00 PM

Official National League (Frick) ball signed by Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner. The legendary "Flying Dutchman" has scripted his name in black fountain pen on a side panel, with the signature grading 6/10 overall. This ball dates from the 1941-1942 manufacturing period, a time when Wagner was a coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Unfortunately, the ball is connected to a sad story. Our consignor's uncle, a Michigan native, who was the captain of his college football team and a star baseball player, tragically broke his neck while diving at a local swimming hole in 1940. The injury left him paralyzed from the chest down. When news of the accident spread, there was a tremendous outpouring of local support. Among the numerous gifts he received at the time was this ball from Honus Wagner, which has remained in the family until now. The ball displays scattered areas of moderate toning and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. Full LOA from PSA.

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