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Rocky Marciano Single-Signed OAL Cronin Baseball - Full JSA

Lot Number 1132

Quantity: Bid Starts: 04/27/2018 12:00:00 
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It is quite unusual to find a professional athlete and champion who never endured defeat. It is perhaps rarer, still, to find a baseball autographed by boxing's only undefeated Heavyweight Champion. While those details are enticing on their own, the gorgeous sphere and potent penning add even further allure. The clean and creamy OAL Cronin orb (grade "8") dates to 1960-1969. On a side panel adjacent to the OAL trademark stampings, Marciano (d.1969) has signed in blue ballpoint. The flowing signature registers every bit of ("8-9") strength and clarity and is preceded by a personalization and "Best Wishes" salutation (in Marciano's hand). While Marciano souvenirs and autographs are fleeting to begin with, this bold signature, executed on a medium from an entirely different sporting arena, is among the most unusual and appealing ever to surface. Accompanying is a full photo LOA from JSA.



 
 
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