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Ty Cobb is remembered as much for his intimidating demeanor as his legendary batting accomplishments. In 1936, despite an enduring reputation as the meanest player in the game, Cobb became the leading vote-getter among the first group to be elected into the brand new Hall of Fame, beating even Ruth and Wagner. As much as Cobb enjoyed his reputation for being hard nosed, he remained an accommodating autograph signer. This OAL (Harridge) ball bears a superb example of his signature on a side panel in jet black ink (10/10) along with his date notation "5/9/53". The salutation, "Best Wishes" preceding Cobb's signature appears to have initially been written in green ink, and then written over in the same black pen by Cobb, as determined by third party authenticators who've inspected it. The ball's stampings have faded substantially. A heavy coat of shellac protects the surface. Apart from a minor blemish on the seam above the inscription and another affecting the "B" in "Best", the ball's creamy toned surface is fairly clean. LOAs from PSA/DNA and JSA.
8,000 USD - 12,000 USD
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