Mastro Spring 2007
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A Hall of Famer on the strength of his 3,315 career safeties and defensive exploits at second base, Eddie Collins had a significant hand in the history of three separate franchises. As a regular on Connie Mack's first dynasty, Collins was lauded the Junior Circuit's MVP in 1914 as his team capped an impressive run of four flags in five seasons. Subsequently shipped to the Chicago White Sox, Collins starred and was one of the few who played on the level during that team's 1919 Black Sox disgrace. His cleats and glove later tools of old, Collins served as the Boston Red Sox' General Manager and was instrumental in signing both Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr. Offered is an OAL (Harridge) ball penned by the Cooperstown inductee. This impeccably clean and creamy sphere boasts vibrant red laces and is highlighted by Collins' blue ballpoint signature—which projects "8-9" strength on a side panel, nicely complementing the slightly faded stampings. We note that at one time, additional autographs also decorated this ball, but while Collins' penning was the lone scripting to maintain its prominence, the others were professionally removed. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA.
Eddie Collins Signed Ball
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