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    Justice Antonin Scalia: A Baseball Personally Inscribed to the Justice by Hall of Fame Baseball Player DiMaggio. The signing took place at the annual National Italian American Foundation dinner. As two of the country's most prominent citizens of Italian descent, the two men were celebrated guests. In black ballpoint DiMaggio has neatly written: "To Justice Antonin Scalia. An experience sitting with you at the NIAT dinner talking baseball. Joe DiMaggio." Who knew that the distinguished Justice was a fan of America's favorite sport? Condition of ball and writing virtually mint, with slight smudging of the ink. Bobby Brown Official American League Baseball. A treasure for Americana collectors and autographed baseball collectors alike. Consigned for auction by the Estate of Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Contemporary accounts of the dinner can be found in the following links, and are quite interesting:

    http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1989/11/19/page/53/article/italian-americans-honor-a-son-justice-scalia

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1989/10/16/dimaggio-to-the-plate/a73c5803-ba02-4bb6-867a-5e755d0e6e1a/?utm_term=.50833f996713


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