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RedHottG2
08-15-2011, 12:32 AM
I mean I know he was the first African American in the American League. But he passed in 2003 at 79 so you would think there would be a lot of balls out there signed by him. I just picked up this nice ball with HOF inscription and got a PSA/DNA quick opinion and it came back "Likely Genuine" for my HOF PC. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130558991135&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dl l%3FViewItem%26item%3D130558991135%26ssPageName%3D STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT)
Maybe he just didn't sign to many balls or something ? Just wondering if anyone knows anything ?

blackmamba_24
08-15-2011, 12:34 AM
Wow, I have one! Didn't think they were that much. Ill sell mine for $80!

RedHottG2
08-15-2011, 12:36 AM
Wow, I have one! Didn't think they were that much. Ill sell mine for $80!
Does it have a HOF inscription ? If so post a pic and I might buy it also.

blackmamba_24
08-15-2011, 12:38 AM
http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/ac67/kobelover24memorbilia/HOF%20Signed%20Baseballs/027.jpg

blackmamba_24
08-15-2011, 12:38 AM
Clear signature. The flash made it look faded.

RedHottG2
08-15-2011, 12:43 AM
Does it have any kind of authentication at all ? I don't know, maybe he just didn't put an inscription on many. There is some reason his balls are this high. Let me get back with you on this ball after I see how a few of my other eBay auctions go first.

blackmamba_24
08-15-2011, 12:46 AM
Does it have any kind of authentication at all ? I don't know, maybe he just didn't put an inscription on many. There is some reason his balls are this high. Let me get back with you on this ball after I see how a few of my other eBay auctions go first.

It does not, but i have sold some highend stuff ($500 +) that was sent out to psa/dna and passed.

It will passed or your money back. I can do $80 dlvd at the best. Let me know. Thanks

blackmamba_24
08-17-2011, 01:26 PM
Still interested?

RedHottG2
08-18-2011, 03:32 PM
Still interested?
I won a lot of items on eBay so I couldn't at this time. Will let you know

metrotheme
08-18-2011, 04:39 PM
He only had a few years as a living HOF'er and he wasn't as chased as many other HOF'ers at the time. His place in history is equally significant as well.

RedHottG2
08-19-2011, 10:12 AM
He only had a few years as a living HOF'er and he wasn't as chased as many other HOF'ers at the time. His place in history is equally significant as well.
There it is, I knew it was something. Thanks for the help!