Strictly for the purist is this 1949 American League All-Star team-signed ball. The game was hosted by Brooklyn and it was a barn-burner as the Junior Circuit claimed an 11-7 victory. By 1949, Joe D.’s end was in sight. Plagued by a bone spur in the heel that simply couldn’t be remedied, he was nonetheless enlisted by Boudreau (but not in the balloting). On that day, DiMaggio went two-for-four, scored once, and drove in three runs.
Presented is a OAL (Harridge) baseball signed by 18 including: Joe Gordon; Johnny Mize; Ted Williams; Mel Parnell; Alex Kellmer; Lou Boudreau; Bob Feller; Tom Henrich; Frank Crosetti; Birdie Tebbetts; Bob Lemon; Bill Dickey; Bill Goodman; Dom DiMaggio; Lou Brissie; Joe DiMaggio; Ken Keltner and other.
Authentication: JSA Auction House Letter