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    WILLIE MAYS SINGLE SIGNED BALL.

    We'd like to have a transcript of his demoralized spirit in that 1951 season.  From his debut, he suffered nearly two dozen plate appearances without a hit.  (Maybe a career in refrigeration was nigh.)   But whoda thunk it?  Today, he's celebrated as the most complete ballplayer in the game's history; his presence and his autograph thrill millions.  And, with no qualifying notations, Willie has signed this ONL (White) ball on the sweet spot.  The crisp ballpoint signing has faded just a bit to a quality of 9.  Please note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, additional shipping costs may apply.



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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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