Fall 2020 Autographs, Memorabilia & Trading Card Auction - Ends October 8th & 9th
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In 1917, a Connecticut arms laboratory recorded Walter Johnson's fastball at 134 feet per second, equal to ninety-nine miles per hour, a speed the lanky farmboy was somehow able to generate with a smooth sidearmed motion that baffled and terrified opposing batters. New York Highlanders outfielder Birdie Cree provided his own methodology for handling Johnson's speed: "When you see the arm start forward, swing." Presented is a scarce single from the inaugural class Hall of Famer, penned on the sweet spot in black ink. Also on the sweet spot, Johnson has added the inscription "Aug 1927" and on the side panel, the inscription "Birthday greetings Miss Babcock Aug 1927". Overall the ball remains in fine condition given it's age with even toning and scattered scuffing. A very tough single! Authenticated by James Spence Authentication (JSA) with a full Letter of Authenticity.
RARE Walter Johnson Single Signed Reach OAL (Ban Johnson) Baseball c. 1927 (JSA)RARE Walter Johnson Single Signed Reach OAL (Ban Johnson) Baseball c. 1927 (JSA)RARE Walter Johnson Single Signed Reach OAL (Ban Johnson) Baseball c. 1927 (JSA)RARE Walter Johnson Single Signed Reach OAL (Ban Johnson) Baseball c. 1927 (JSA)
RARE Walter Johnson Single Signed Reach OAL (Ban Johnson) Baseball c. 1927 (JSA)RARE Walter Johnson Single Signed Reach OAL (Ban Johnson) Baseball c. 1927 (JSA)RARE Walter Johnson Single Signed Reach OAL (Ban Johnson) Baseball c. 1927 (JSA)
RARE Walter Johnson Single Signed Reach OAL (Ban Johnson) Baseball c. 1927 (JSA)
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,702.31
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Friday, October 9, 2020.
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