Presented is an OAL (Budig) baseball autographed by David Wells. He signed it on the sweet spot in a blue ballpoint pen (“7”). He inscribed the ball under his signature (“PG 5.17.98”). (“Perfect Game May-17-1998”). Jorge Posada signed it on the side panel in a blue ballpoint pen(“9”).
David Wells nicknamed “Boomer”, is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for nine teams. A three-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, Wells was considered to be one of the game’s better left-handed pitchers. He won the World Series with the Bombers in 1998 and earlier that same year on May 17th in a game against the Minnesota Twins he threw the first perfect game by a Yankees pitcher.
Jorge Posada is a former catcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. A switch hitter, Posada was a five-time All-Star, won five Silver Slugger Awards, and was on the roster for four World Series championship teams. Jorge caught David Wells’ perfect game on May 17, 1998. Posada spent his entire career wearing Yankee pinstripes (1995-2011) with his best year coming in 2007 as he batted .338 with 171 hits including 20 home runs and 90 RBI. He earned five American League All-Star appearances and won five Silver Slugger Awards.
Authentication: All American Collectibles
This ball is from one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of autographed baseballs in the world. Altogether they were easily displayable in custom shelf form and alphabetically displayed, nonetheless. The choice of medium was visually easy for the encyclopedic collector who put these together. It took several decades to amass these rare autographs of the most prominent entertainers, historical figures, and sports players. It proved quite difficult to acquire autographs of non-ballplayers on such an odd object (a baseball), but diligence proved otherwise and that it’s possible. So, now with the collection complete and his shelves empty there’s only one thing left to do…. bid on this item and start the challenge to see how far you can take it.
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