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September 6, 1995 Game-Used Baseball From Cal Ripken, Jr.'s 2,131st Consecutive Game - Signed by Ripken and All (4) Umpires - Full JSA and Umpire LOA

Lot Number 495

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Through 14 seasons of bumps, bruises and baseball, Cal Ripken, Jr. arrived every day, clinging to a family-instilled work ethic that wouldn’t allow him to do otherwise. As he surpassed Lou Gehrig’s unfathomable standard of 2,130 consecutive games on September 6, 1995, Ripken warranted appearances by President Bill Clinton, Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio and scores of other celebrities at a sold-out Camden Yards. The league even commissioned special commemorative baseballs for the event, including this one that was used on that historic night and subsequently signed by Ripken and the four American League umpires who worked the contest. The OAL Budig orb shows soiling inherent to diamond use. Just below the event logo, Ripken has signed in blue ballpoint (“8-9” strength). On an adjacent panel, black ballpoint pennings of Larry Barnett (inscribed “A.L. #22”) and Greg Kosc (inscribed “A.L. #18”) show (“9”) strength. On the opposite panel, the signatures of Al Clark (inscribed “#24”) and Dan Morrison (inscribed “A.L. Umpire #34”) both show (“8-9”) strength. Impeccable provenance accompanies in the form of an LOA composed on American League letterhead and signed by Morrison (citing the ball’s authenticity); as well as a full photo LOA from JSA (attesting to the authenticity of the autographs).

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