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    Baseball signed by the first two Americans in space

    Mercury Seven Astronauts: Baseball Signed by Four including Shepard and Grissom. A Spalding Official National League baseball (Warren Giles) signed on one panel "Gus Grissom" and "Wally Schirra" and on another "Scott Carpenter" and "Alan Shepard", all in blue ink. This is a stellar grouping that includes: the first two Americans in Space (Shepard and Grissom); the second American to orbit the Earth (Carpenter); and the only man to fly in Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions (Schirra). Originally from the estate of Fred "Dixie" Walker, the only man to share a dugout with both Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. The ball bears a thin coating of shellac. Rare and desirable. Fine.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    11th Friday
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