Sale 21BP01 | Lot 1007

[BASEBALL-SIGNED] Baseball signed by Ted Williams, Ed Mathews and Del Crandall.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
[BASEBALL-SIGNED]  Baseball signed by Ted Williams, Ed Mathews and Del Crandall.

Lot Details

Lot 1007
[BASEBALL-SIGNED] Baseball signed by Ted Williams, Ed Mathews and Del Crandall.
An Official National League baseball signed on the sweet spot by Ted Williams and on the side panels by Ed Mathews and Del Crandall. Fine overall.

Baseball signed by Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams and Boston/Milwaukee Braves Hall of Famers Ed Matthews and Del Crandall, in an uncommon combination. Both Crandall, who entered the big leagues in 1949, and Mathews, who entered in 1952, played for the Braves during their final season in Boston before moving to Milwaukee in 1953. After this date, being in opposite leagues, the two teams would typically only meet during exhibition games.

The ball is from the collection of journalist Donald S. Connery (1921-2021), a "widely traveled foreign correspondent during the 'golden age of journalism,' author, and eloquent advocate for criminal justice reform." After serving in the Army in World War II and attending Harvard on the GI Bill, Connery was hired by Time, Inc. in 1950 and acquired this ball on assignment during this period which also included foreign correspondent work for Sports Illustrated.


Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for $189 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for $189 (includes buyer's premium)

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Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 10am EDT