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Despite World Series titles with the Yankees and Cardinals and two AL MVP awards, including the iconic "61 in 61" season when he broke Bath Ruth's single season home run record, Roger Maris was a reluctant superstar. Because of Maris' legendary feats his signature was and is in high demand. Sadly, he passed away at the young age of 51 in 1985. Roger's elegant penmanship in vintage blue ballpoint is on display here in this PSA/DNA MINT 9 graded signed index card. Fresh to the hobby, baseball autographs don't get any nicer than this!

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As documented in the story The Great Autograph Hunt from the February 5, 1974 Dayton (Ohio) Journal Herald, Jack Zimmerman and his grade school buddies Tim Gallagher and Vince Martin started collecting autographs of athletes through the mail, at games and at team hotels, primarily in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. The boys were relentless in their pursuit of baseball, basketball and football players, obtaining the stars and "commons" of the day, plus "old timers" and "legends" that were coaches, broadcasters or responsive through the mail. Jack was locked in on collecting from about 1968 through 1975, until pursuit of his own basketball career took priority. Jack became an All-State high school player, then had a Hall of Fame career hooping at the University of Dayton, followed by several seasons as an overseas pro, including suiting up for the prestigious Maccabi Tel Aviv club. Jack's extensive collection was essentially put in a time capsule in 1976 and has literally followed him all over the world. We are proud to present selected treasures from Jack's collection in our Auction, fresh to the hobby and seeing the light of day for the first time in over 45 years!

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Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $472
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
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