Grand Cards: Best Autographed Baseball Ever

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Best Autographed Baseball Ever

I stumbled upon this amidst the Doom and Gloom on For all of you autograph collectors out there, can you imagine a cooler item than this?

An excerpt:
On Monday, we told you the story of the Mickey Mantle baseball that was signed "F**k Yogi. Before putting it in their upcoming auction, the folks at Grey Flannel Auctions tried to sell it first for $2,750.

And sell it they did.

Although Richard Russek, president of Grey Flannel, declined to comment, a source told us that the Mantle family purchased the ball, presumably in order to make sure it didn't get into the hands of a collector. Had it not sold by Friday, the ball would have entered the auction with a $1,000 reserve price.

And of course, the ball itself (Children Beware):