Fall Premier Auction 2013
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Behold a stunning baseball signed by the three great Dodger stars, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe, quite possibly linking to the the famed 1949 Jackie Robinson All-Star barnstorming tour that included Campanella and Newcombe, an historic event that sent the Dodgers' great stars to 28 cities through the American South. Superb autographs from all three appear on individual panels of the Official National League Ford Frick baseball. The Spalding ball is likewise sensational, with hardly a discouraging word to be heard, and only the modest toning that is typical of baseball's reaching beyond a half-century. The inclusion of those three particular signatures hints of the linkage to the 1949 tour, engineered by famed promoter Ted Worner, who teamed with Negro league legend Alex Pompez, the owner of the New York Cubans and a 2006 inductee to the Hall of Fame.
Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.