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There are not too many single-signed baseballs that are scarcer than this gem. In fact, until a decade ago, an authentic Joe McGinnity single-signed baseball was not known to exist in private hands. The brother to this baseball was sold in 2003 for a then-very hefty sum. This baseball was found along with the one sold in 2003 and held in a private collection until now. The major difference is that this one is much more impressive! Official National League (Heydler) baseball has a nice patina and looks to be game-used. Overall, it is still in a pleasing, Very Good condition. The signature is in black fountain ink and signed "J.J. McGinnity, With Best Wishes." The signature on the sweet spot can be seen at a distance and rates a solid 6/10. The last name is stronger than the initials. This will likely be the last time an authentic, single-signed Joe McGinnity baseball will ever be offered for public sale. We can't stress enough the importance and rarity of this baseball. PSA LOA. Jerome "Joe" McGinnity, who had seven 20-win seasons and two 30-win seasons over his Hall of Fame Career, played in the minors until the ripe old age of 54, amassing close to 500 wins as a professional pitcher. He died four years later, in 1929.
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