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Rare Salutation Walter Johnson Single Signed Baseball 
Lot Number 224
 
Quantity: Bid Started: 09/12/2005 00:30:00 
Bid Open: 900.00  Bid Ends: 09/28/2005 23:30:00 
Bid Count: 13  Overtime: 30 Minutes
Currently: 4250.00  Time Left: 0m 0s 
       
 
Description

For the astute historian of the game, Walter Johnson was the most prolific pitcher ever to lace up a pair metal spikes and stalk the pitching rubber. For as much as the stoic presence of Walter Johnson on the mound was unassuming, the fury unleashed from his right arm was not. The gentlemanly Big Train was a master on the hill compiling a career mark of 417 victories against 279 losses for a sub-.500 team. Considered by many to be the greatest pitcher in the game, Johnson did not embrace life in the spotlight the way Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb did, making single signed baseballs of his much more difficult to obtain that his contemporaries; and for as scarce as a single-signed Johnson baseball is to obtain, a salutation inscription is exponentially more difficult. The pleasant cream-colored OAL Harridge baseball presents a fine sweet spot signature with inscription, “Best Wishes, Walter Johnson” and a personalization on the adjoining side panel "To Everett Murray". The solid mid-grade signature is quite eye appealing and clear against this slightly toned sphere. This is a sharp, extremely rare treasure that displays nicely as a single-signed balland comes with a COA from PSA/DNA.  
 
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