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'55 Dodgers team-signed ball, Paige 'Best Wishes'

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Fans of "Dem Bums" will be interested to know that a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed baseball headlines Premier Auctions' sale, which ends June 21.

Also among the stars of the auction are a 500 Home Run Club signed baseball and a Satchel Paige "Best Wishes" signed baseball.


The auction also boasts a selection of World Series champions team-signed balls. There are about 60-plus hall of famer single-signed basketballs. In addition, there are more than 100 signed baseball and basketball jerseys with several game-used, including signed game shorts from Dirk Nowitzki and Kobe Byrant.

Also featured are more than 100 golf items. Each is signed by past champions, including more than 30 single-signed golf balls from past Masters winners.

Meanwhile, the auction will also feature hockey items from several deceased hall of famers from the 1940s-50s.


"An interesting piece to note is an original AP wire transcript from the New York office, covering the first Ali-Frazier fight," said Premier Auctions' Matthew Palermo. "It is over 20 feet long and recounts the entire fight as told over the wire. It will be interesting to see how this does."

Other items of note in the auction are:
? Babe Ruth signed and framed 8-by-10 1931 sepia photo, PSA

? NBA 50 "Greatest Players" signed and framed lithograph

? NFL 75th anniversary team-signed and framed collage

? Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris signed baseball

? Mantle "No.7, HOF 74, 18 WS HR, MVP 56.57.62, T.C. 1956" signed bat

? Massive Major League Baseball 50 "Greatest Players" autograph display


? 1955 Dick Schofield game-worn St. Louis Cardinals jersey, MEARS

? Lou Gehrig signed baseball

? Joe DiMaggio signed limited-edition bat display

? Willie Mays "To David" signed and game-used bat, MEARS

? 1967 Ed Charles Kansas City Athletics game-worn jersey, MEARS

? Signed and game-used baseball from "baseball's longest game" between the Rochester Redwings and Pawtucket Red Sox, which took 65 days, 21 hours, and 16 minutes to complete from start to finish. The Paw Sox won the game 3-2 in the bottom of the 33rd inning. This ball is from that game and is signed by Marty Barrett (winning run), Bob Ojeda (winning pitcher) and Dallas Williams (0-15, worst single-game performance in history).

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