The stars in this lot of (10) autographed baseballs and (2) signed bats span eight decades of diamond play (with one silver screen icon). The orbs range from mildly to medium-toned and the pro model bats show no use. Signature strengths vary with keys including: Single-Signed Baseballs: Griffey, Jr., Jeter, (2) Ripken, Jr., Sosa, Stallone and Vander Meer; Signed Bats: R. Jordan and Da. Murphy. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.
Ken Griffey, Jr. lightly toned OML Selig ball (grade 6) signed on the sweet spot in black ballpoint (9 strength)
Derek Jeter lightly toned OML Selig ball (grade 5-6) signed on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint (8-9 strength)
Cal Ripken, Jr. mildly toned OAL Brown ball (grade 6-7) signed on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint (8 strength)
Cal Ripken, Jr. mildly toned OML Selig ball (grade 6-7) signed on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint (7 strength)
Sammy Sosa mildly toned OML Selig ball (grade 7) signed on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint (8 strength) and inscribed #21
Sylvester Stallone medium-toned ONL Feeney ball (grade 5) signed in black marker (6-7 strength with minor smearing) on a side panel
Johnny Vander Meer lightly toned ONL White ball (grade 6) signed on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint (7 strength)
1983 Phillies Stars a medium-toned ONL Feeney ball (grade 5-6) signed in blue marker (all 6-7 strength) by Rose (sweet spot); Morgan (north panel) and Perez (south panel)
(2) 1998 National League All-Stars both are Official 1998 All-Star Game orbs with light to medium toning. Ballpoint signatures have faded and maintain (5-6) quality on the average. Highlights include: Biggio, Castilla, C. Jones, Leyland (manager), Maddux, McGwire, Schilling and G. Vaughn.
Ricky Jordan a 1995 Worth WC11 (32.2-oz/34) block-letter (full name) model signed on the barrel in blue marker (9 strength). The signature is prefaced by a personalization and lengthy inscription. The bat shows no use and has Jordans number 17 inscribed on the knob.
Dale Murphy a 1990-1992 Louisville Slugger K55 (30.4-oz/33-3/4) signed on the barrel in black marker (8-9 strength). The signature is prefaced with a personalization and inscription. The bat has a cupped end and shows no use.
Also included are pro model bats respectively issued to Tony Perez (1984-1985 Louisville Slugger R43 signature model); and Mike Schmidt (1988-1989 Louisville Slugger K151 block-letter model). These bats show no use.