Johnny Pesky Signed Baseball Red Sox – COA JSAGo Back
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Unofficial baseball autographed byJohnny Pesky. He signed it on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint pen (“9”).
Johnny Pesky nicknamed “The Needle” and “Mr. Red Sox”, was a player, manager, and coach. He was a shortstop and third baseman during a ten-year major league playing career, appearing in 1,270 games played in 1942 and from 1946 to 1954 for three teams. Pesky was associated with the Boston Red Sox for 61 of his 73 years in baseball—from 1940 and from 1969 until his death. Pesky also managed the Red Sox from 1963 to 1964, and in September 1980. A left-handed hitter who threw right-handed, Pesky was a tough man for pitchers to strikeout. As a hitter, he specialized in getting on base, leading the AL in base hits three times.
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.