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It isn't often that a player signs his nickname instead of his actual name, but as one can plainly see, Ted Williams left us a very rare signature style on this Bobby Brown ball using black ink. There are a few light toning spots but the signature grades 9 /10 and the ball is in EX-MT condition. Williams was so exceptional on the diamond, he inspired several nicknames, including "The Kid," "The Thumper" and "The Splendid Splinter." The nickname "Teddy Ballgame" originated when the young son of photographer Fred Kaplan asked his father if he could go to the park to see "Teddy." When Kaplan asked his son, "Teddy who?" The boy responded by saying, "Teddy Ballgame." The phrase was soon adopted by the news media.
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