Roger Maris Dual-Signed Ball with Happy Birthday Inscription 
Lot Number 306
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
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Description

Offered is a dual-signed baseball penned by home run champion Roger Maris. This scarce ball is accentuated by a difficult inscription and also contains the autograph of Johnny Romano. The nondescript Official League Ball is relatively clean (6) with minor soiling and abrasions that do not affect the signature qualities. Maris (d.1985) penned the east panel and added the phrase Happy Birthday Always, Best Wishes as an inscription. The blue ink signature is moderately faded and grades (5). The all-star backstop Romano also signed the ball on the south panel, with the signature and accompanying inscription grading in the (5) range as well. Auction COA from James Spence Authentications. 
 
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