Dorothy Kamenshek Signed Baseball & Card Rockford Peaches – COA JSAGo Back
Winning Bid: $35.00
Winning Bid: $35.00
Auction ends: June 24, 2021 10:40 PM
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Dorothy Kamenshek played in the AAGPBL for 10 seasons, and was selected as an All-Star all seven times the league established such a team. In 1946 she was the league’s top batter with an average of .316 (a single point ahead of Audrey Wagner), and won the distinction again in 1947 with an average of .306. She struck out only 81 times in 3,736 at-bat appearances.
Considered one of the best athletes of her time, southpaw Kamenshek was even recruited for men’s baseball by a team from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She believed the team only wanted her for publicity and turned down the offer. Former New York Yankee Wally Pipp was so impressed with her, that he stated she was the most accomplished player he had ever seen among men or women.
Presented is an unofficial baseball autographed by Dorothy Kamenshek. She signed it on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint (“6”) with the inscription, “Rockford Peaches 1943-53 HOF ’88”. Also included is a baseball card of her autographed in black felt tip (“9”) with the inscription, “HOF ’88”.
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.