Ray Dandridge Nm-M 8 to Mint 9 Autograph on an ONL Feeney Baseball.
Lot 433. Ray Dandridge Nm-M 8 to Mint 9 Autograph on an ONL Feeney Baseball. Dandridge’s signature extends from the west panel to the sweet spot. The ball is off-white with slight unevenness in the toning. Dandridge was widely regarded as the Negro Leagues’ best third baseman. He played also in the Mexican League. He hit above .300 wherever he played. In 1949, at the age of 35, he batted .362 for Minneapolis and was selected as the American Association Rookie of the Year. The following year, he was the league’s MVP. Unfortunately, he was never given as chance to play in the majors even though Sal Maglie, who played with Dandridge in Mexico, insisted the New York Giants would have won the N.L. pennant if the team had brought him up. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987. He passed away in 1994. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. Winning Bid $68.