6 Single-Signed Baseballs – Ashburn, Murray, Perry, Rice, Etc.
Lot 102. 6 Single-Signed Baseballs – Ashburn, Murray, Perry, Rice, Etc. Rich Ashburn autographed the panel of a Sonnett All-Star off-white ball. His signature, which has been lightly covered with shellac, is bold with a barely noticeable smudge on the “A.” Nm 7 to nm-m 8. The other autographs are on the sweet spot. Signatures of Eddie Murray and Gaylord Perry are mint 9 to gem mint 10 on mint OML Selig baseballs, and Jim Rice’s is mint 9 on an nm-m MacGregor Cal Ripken ball. Below his autograph, Murray boldly added “HOF 2003,” and Perry wrote “HOF 91” to the right of his signature. The other autographs are on unofficial nm-m baseballs by Jose Mesa, nm7 autograph, and Davy Lopes, nm-m 8. Mesa was a two-time All-Star who led the American League in saves in 1995. With 321 career saves, he ranks 13th on the all-time list. Lopes made four All-Star teams while playing for the LA Dodgers, managed the Milwaukee Brewers from 2000-2002 and served as a coach for five different teams. Currently he is the Dodgers’ first base coach. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs. Winning Bid $83.