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Preacher Roe Signed Baseball Dodgers – COA JSAGo Back
Presented is an ONL (White) baseball autographed by Preacher Roe. He signed it on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint pen (“9”).
Preacher Roe Preacher Roe was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1938), Pittsburgh Pirates (1944–47), and Brooklyn Dodgers (1948–54). The nickname “Preacher” came at the age of three when an uncle asked his name and Roe responded “preacher” because of a minister who would take him on horse-and-buggy rides. Roe was still pitching in the majors at age 39, unusual at the time, and was the third-oldest player in the National League in the 1954 season, his last in the majors. When asked to explain his longevity, he replied “Clean livin’ and the spitball.” He described his methodology in a 1955 article in Sports Illustrated, “The Outlawed Spitball Was My Money Pitch”, published a year after he retired.
Authentication: JSA Basic Cert & StickerPreacher
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.