This item has a reserve (estimated value: $5,500-$8,500).
Affectionately referred to as “Gorgeous George,” Hall of Famer George Sisler put up some numbers that certainly fit that billing. As an encore to a 1920 campaign that saw him log a record 257 hits and a .407 batting average, the University of Michigan product hit .420 in 1922, authoring a then-record 41-game hitting streak in the process. In addition to his hitting prowess, Sisler was proficient on the mound, firing two complete game triumphs over Walter Johnson. Reflective of those rare feats, this single-signed baseball is a scarce keepsake by definition, but rarer, still, in its condition and potency of the signature. The creamy unofficial orb (grade “7”) has “Wilson” trademark stampings and a “Baseball Hall of Fame – Cooperstown New York” identifier (suggesting status as a souvenir purchased in Cooperstown). The sweet spot is decorated with perhaps the boldest Sisler penning extant. Executed in blue ballpoint, the autograph minimally projects (“9”) strength and clarity. Full photo LOA from JSA.