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    COLLECTION OF CINCINNATI REDS BALLS. Of this group of seven baseballs, six are single signed by luminaries of that venerated franchise.  The seventh, which we detail below, is one of great historic moment.  The single signed are all 9-10 in quality and include Bucky Walters, Gus Bell, Vada Pinson, Johnny VanderMeer and Edd Roush - each on unofficial balls - and one-time General Manager, Gabe Paul, on an OAL MacPhail ball.  The last in this collection is a worthy museum piece.  It is signed by Paul Derringer and Joe Bowman (both 10) -- mound adversaries in major league's first night game.  The ball's extensive notations state "1st Night Game in Majors at Cincinnati.  May 24, 1935 Cin Reds 2 Paul Derringer vs. Phila Phillies 1 Joe Bowman"  The scribing appears to be in Derringer's hand.  Though the manufactured stamping is rather erased, we believe that this ball was game-used for that milestone event.  The autographs of the pitchers, as well as the abundantly legible inscription, are visible from a single attitude.  As a footnote, Chuck Dressen also signed the ball.  

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