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Andy Van Slyke Signed Baseball Pirates – COA JSAGo Back
Winning Bid: $35.00
Winning Bid: $35.00
Auction ends: 2021-04-10 23:00
Total price with Buyers Premium: $42.00
Bids count: 1
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The first two years of his career Andy Van Slyke played first base, third base and all three outfield positions. He mostly played right field the next two years on the strength of his throwing arm, occasionally platooning with Tito Landrum, sometimes substituting for Willie McGee in center field. On September 21, 1986, he hit a rare inside-the-park home run. During spring training 1987, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates along with left-handed hitting catcher Mike LaValliere and minor league pitcher Mike Dunne for catcher Tony Peña. The trade occurred on April 1, with Van Slyke initially believing that it was an April Fools’ Day joke. In Pittsburgh, he mostly played center field alongside stars Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla.
Presented is an ONL (White) baseball autographed by Andy Van Slyke. He signed it on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint pen (“9”). The ball itself shows toning from age.
Authentication: JSA Basic Cert & Sticker
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.
Edited by Kieta New