Lot # 52: Extraordinary Lot of 24 500-HR Single Signed Baseballs (Less Ruth/Foxx/Ott) – Amazing 9.52 G.P.A. – All PSA/DNA Authenticated/Graded

Category: Signed Balls

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 22 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Spectacular 2018 Auction",
which ran from 7/27/2018 12:00 PM to
8/11/2018 7:00 PM




(LOT 52)
Extraordinary Lot of 24 500-HR Single Signed Baseballs (Less Ruth/Foxx/Ott) – Amazing 9.52 G.P.A. – All PSA/DNA Authenticated/Graded

No baseball milestone may be as heralded as the distinguished feat of hitting 500 major league home runs. True, while momentous feats such as 3,000 hits, 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts all reside as critical events, no one of them compare to the euphoria of the 500-home run club. This viewpoint is soundly justified by the fact that the "Round-Tripper" stands as our National Pastime's most exciting feat, with legendary fence busters such as Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle and Barry Bonds, just to mention a few, electrifying baseball's avid fan base in an unparalleled manner. Therefore, it is no secret that one of our illustrious hobby's foremost collecting angles is pursuing baseballs, bats and photos signed by as many possible 27 current 500 HR Club members.

Our current auction actually includes all of the above in separate lots; a 500 HR Club signed photo, baseball bat and ball. However, much to the excitement of the most advanced hobbyist, this extraordinary lot includes 24 of the 27 500 HR Club single signed baseballs sporting an unfathomable 9.52 PSA/DNA grade! Of the three missing baseballs, Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx are presented in the auction as separate lots, with only a Mel Ott ball missing from this world-class ensemble. The complete 26 ball collection (including the Ruth & Foxx balls) is currently ranked as the 5th finest compilation on the prestigious PSA Registry with a staggering 9.214 G.P.A! Of the 24 balls in this lot, an amazing 12 or half of them have achieved the pinnacle PSA Gem Mint 10 Grade, with the remaining 12 baseballs including three "9.5's"; seven "9's" and two "8.5's".

The two highly coveted baseballs of Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams have both graded "Mint 9's", and 15 of the 24 balls represent Cooperstown inductees. Our ultimate compliments to the esteemed consignor of this remarkable gathering for it is obvious that he meticulously chose some of the finest aesthetically pleasing scripted horsehide spheres extant. A sensational collection, it merits the highest hobby accolades, representing an array of the grandest power-hitters in America's Pastime's glorious history! For your convenience, we have included all 24 baseballs in the following chart (in alphabetical order), the players lifetime HR totals, the overall PSA grades as well as the breakdown of the PSA signature/baseball assessments.

NAME HOME RUNS TOTAL GRADE AUTO GRADE BALL GRADE BASEBALL
HANK AARON/HOF 755 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
ERNIE BANKS/HOF 512 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
BARRY BONDS 762 9 9 9 OFFICIAL MLB
KEN GRIFFEY, JR./HOF 630 9 8 10 OFFICIAL MLB
REGGIE JACKSON/HOF 563 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
HARMON KILLEBREW/HOF 573 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
MICKEY MANTLE/HOF 536 9 9 9 NON-OFFICIAL
EDDIE MATHEWS/HOF 512 9 9 9 OFFICIAL N.L.
WILLIE MAYS/HOF 660 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
WILLIE MCCOVEY/HOF 521 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
MARK MCGUIRE 583 9.5 9 10 OFFICIAL MLB
EDDIE MURRAY/HOF 504 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
DAVID ORTIZ 541 8.5 8 9 OFFICIAL MLB
RAFAEL PALMEIRO 569 9 9 9 OFFICIAL MLB
ALBERT PUJOLS (Active) 620* 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
MANNY RAMIREZ 555 9 9 9 OFFICIAL MLB
FRANK ROBINSON/HOF 586 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
ALEX RODRIGUEZ 696 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
GARY SHEFFIELD 509 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
MIKE SCHMIDT/HOF 548 10 10 10 OFFICIAL MLB
SAMMY SOSA 609 8.5 8 9 OFFICIAL MLB
FRANK THOMAS/HOF 521 9.5 10 9 OFFICIAL MLB
JIM THOME/HOF 612 9.5 9 10 OFFICIAL MLB
TED WILLIAMS/HOF 521 9 9 9 OFFICIAL A.L.

* PUJOLS HR TOTAL AS OF MAY 8, 2018

MIN BID $1,000
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