Spectacular Honus Wagner Single-Signed Baseball with Authentication by Kevin Keating and JSA.
Lot 1. Spectacular Honus Wagner Single-Signed Baseball with Authentication by Kevin Keating and JSA. One of baseball’s top 10-15 players of all time, Wagner placed a large, strong autograph on the sweet spot of a MacGregor Goldsmith Official 97 League ball. The result is one of the finest examples of his signature on a baseball. Grading nm+ 7.5 to nm-m 8, the autograph stretches for almost 2 ¾” across the sweet spot. It is consistent with the way Wagner signed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The ball was manufactured by MacGregor Goldsmith in the late 1940s, probably 1949. A thin coat Krylon or similar acrylic material forever protects the signature of the Hall of Fame shortstop and eight-time N.L. batting champion, who passed away in 1955. The ball is nm-m, white to slightly off-white, and very slightly darker where the coating was applied; the printed areas are strong. A full JSA Letter of Authenticity accompanies the autograph, along with a Collectible Classics LoA based on Keating’s review. Current Bid $1,100.