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Lot 269

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Lot Number: 269

Description: May 19, 1963 Robin Roberts 2,000th strikeout baseball. Milestone baseball as notated by Robin Roberts on the side panel, -2000 Ks May 19th, 1963" in period ink. Ball exhibits expected soiling/usage wear with vestiges of League stampings visible. Roberts is one of only (64) pitchers in baseball history to reach the 2,000 strikeout level with only three or four active players on track to do so within the foreseeable future. Given direct attribution to not only the game in which it was used but more importantly the specific pitch, this is one of the most important balls within the Roberts collection. Includes black and white image of Roberts holding the ball following the game housed within -Best Wishes, Robin Roberts" autographed mat and letter of provenance from the Roberts family: EX

Estimated Price Range: ($500-$1,000)

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