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Lot Number: 157

Description: Harmon Killebrew autographed c.1966 folk art decorated baseball. Fully decorated baseball featuring well executed and highly visual artwork on all panels in commemoration of May 21, 1966 Twins vs. Yankees game in which Harmon Killebrew collected his 300th homerun. "Harmon Killebrew Member of 300 Homerun Club" has been lettered on the sweetspot with opposite side signed "Harmon Killebrew" in period blue ink rating 8 out of 10. Each panel has been decorated featuring Killebrew at bat; Twins team logo; large "300" set over outfield wall with balls flying by; and the last lettered with details of the event. Period coat of shellac applied and the ball displays light even toning. Although not signed, the work is attributed to former player Del Wilbur who is known to have illustrated like examples related to other significant players/games. Outstanding and highly visual display piece. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Nita Killebrew: Ball EX/MT, Sig. EX/MT-NM

Estimated Price Range: ($1,000-$2,000)

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