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Lot Number: 276

Description: April 17, 1951 Phillies vs. Dodgers Opening Day at Ebbets Field game-used baseball. Used during game which marked the first of the National League's 75th Anniversary season for each club. Roberts pitched a complete (9) innings for his first win of the year. Spalding W.Giles ONL baseball has been notated -Phillies vs. Dodgers" on the sweetspot in period blue fountain pen. Next to each team name is written the game score. Vestiges of a large faded block letter -1" are visible on the panel below (covered in shellac). Evident usage wear, toning, and areas of light surface loss throughout. Light possible water damage. Desirable ball as used in one of baseball's fabled venues. Includes letter of provenance from the Roberts family: EX

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

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