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Tony Conigliaro Signed Baseball Red Sox – COA JSAGo Back
The baseball gods can be cruel. Tony Conigliaro was a Boston favorite who had everything going his way. Until one day in 1967 an errant pitch shattered his cheekbone and damaged his left retina. Conigliaro tried to mount a comeback, but he was never the same. In 1982, he suffered a heart attack and lapsed into a coma, never to regain consciousness. The tragic figure died in 1990.
Presented is a rare single-signed baseball from the 1960’s Red Sox star, Tony Conigliaro. It’s a ONL (Giles) baseball and autographed on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint pen (“7-8”) with an inscription in his hand, “To Al – Best of Luck”. The ball itself has natural toning with some soiling in spots.
Authentication: JSA Full Letter
This ball is from one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of autographed baseballs in the world. All together 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.