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Roger Maris Single Signed Baseball, PSA 7

$ 4,250.00

Roger Maris Single Signed Baseball




This Yankee single may be our most popular one of all. Still reasonably affordable, it is an essential element in completing the popular 1961 Yankee team "singles" set, as well as the Yankee Retired Numbers "singles" set. Consequently, it continuously appears on collectors' want lists. Prices have escalated steadily on these over the years. However, the example offered is quite attractively priced with a nice high grade autograph.


Most baseball purists consider Roger Maris the bonafide record holder for most home runs in a regular season (61). Regardless of your view on the subject, he was an accomplished player for sure: a 2-time MVP winner, capturing the award consecutively in 1960 and 1961. He was also a 7-time all star (in his 12-year career), a 2-time RBI leader, a gold glove winner, a member of 3 world championships, as well as 7 pennant winning teams. Perhaps equally important, his number 9 is retired by the Yankees and he is enshrined in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. 


Maris passed away entirely too young (of non Hodgkin lymphoma), age 51, in 1985, and long before the frantic obsession of autograph collecting in the baseball memorabilia world. Indeed, there were no baseball card show signings for Roger Maris. Those autographs extant are those he gratuitously penned for his fans. Thus, a single signed Maris baseball, especially on official American League orb, is not an easy acquisition for today's collectors. The demand simply outweighs the supply.


Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA

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