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Ron Santo Signed Baseball Cubs – COA JSAGo Back
Presented is an ONL (Coleman) baseball autographed by Ron Santo. He signed it on the sweet spot in a blue ballpoint pen (“10”). He inscribed the ball Ron Santo and the number 69 – Cubs”. (“In 1969, Santo and the Cubs were in first place in the National League East for 180 days).
Ron Santo played third base who played for the Chicago Cubs from 1960 through 1973 and the Chicago White Sox in 1974. Santo was an All-Star for nine seasons during his 15-year career. He led the National League (NL) in triples also was a Gold Glove Award winner for five consecutive seasons. In 1969 Santo finished the season with a .289 batting average, 29 home runs, and a career-high 123 runs batted in (RBI), and finished fifth in the NL’s MVP voting.
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.