Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Buy, Sell, Trade
  FS: Neil Armstrong signed Rawlings baseball (1995)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   FS: Neil Armstrong signed Rawlings baseball (1995)
RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 12-26-2012 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For sale is a very rare signed baseball that I recently obtained from RR Auction two months ago. Catalog #395 (authenticated by Steve Zarelli as well).

It was signed (very rushed) in person on 6/26/95. The consignor stated that Neil Armstrong signed the ball at the clubhouse at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was a participant there in the Youthlinks Indiana Charity Golf Tournament, put on by the Indiana Sports Corp.

He remembered asking him personally to sign the ball and he looked dead at me and said "I'm not a baseball player." and walked past me. I walked back to him and said "yes sir, I know that and I know who you are... this ball is round and represents the moon to me." He smirked, grabbed the ball aggressively from my hand, signed it, and plopped it back in my hand with a look that I took as "don't ask again!"

It is very evenly toned throughout.

Anyway – I have some additional repairs to make due to damage from Superstorm Sandy and since I mostly collect signed baseballs from world leaders - this will have to go.

Price is exactly what I paid for it — $4,495.85 — I have original receipt.

I am negotiable on price.

RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 01-23-2013 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This baseball is still available if anyone is interested.

Rob Sumowski
Member

Posts: 465
From: Macon, Georgia
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 01-23-2013 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Sumowski   Click Here to Email Rob Sumowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me guess, Randy...your wife found out how much you paid for it and hit the roof? (I've been there before.)

rgarner
Member

Posts: 329
From: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Registered: Mar 2012

posted 01-23-2013 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Either that or he crashed a motorcycle into an ice cream truck. Not been there myself, but it happens. What is the going price right now?

RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 01-23-2013 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This very rare item is still available.

I need to make some additional repairs due to Sandy storm damage here on Long Island.

I am negotiable on price.

RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 02-20-2013 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This item is still available.

RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 05-10-2013 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This baseball is currently being offered in the June 2013 Auction from Grey Flannel Auctions in New York.

Steve Zarelli
Member

Posts: 379
From: Upstate New York, USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-10-2013 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good luck, Randy!

RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 05-10-2013 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve! Someone is going to own this beauty!

I have a gem mint Calle print that is now my #1 Armstrong signed piece.

RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 05-23-2013 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a gorgeous and REAL signed Neil Armstrong baseball currently up for auction at the Grey Flannel Auction Company.

RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 06-05-2013 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Grey Flannel Auction Ends Tonight.

Steve Zarelli
Member

Posts: 379
From: Upstate New York, USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 06-05-2013 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just browsing the Grey Flannel catalog... some amazing eye candy for sports fans and a gorgeous catalog.

They don't seem to have much by way of space or history. Hope enough eyeballs are seeing your ball.

RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 06-05-2013 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Zarelli:
Hope enough eyeballs are seeing your ball.
Thanks Steve!

MarylandSpace
Member

Posts: 1016
From:
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 06-05-2013 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see a bidder has entered the auction. It would be nice to see this piece of Americana gather many more bids.

About 6 hours to go at the time of my posting.

RLK88
Member

Posts: 67
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: Jul 2012

posted 06-05-2013 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RLK88   Click Here to Email RLK88     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is one of the biggest auction houses in the country. They are the official auction house of the NBA and the Basketball HOF in Springfield, MA.

They usually bring in huge numbers for autographed baseballs from folks like Neil Armstrong.

My fingers are crossed.

As you know - I recently made a contribution to the Lindbergh Foundation and I was given an original unframed Calle print from 1976 in stunning brand new condition.

I am getting my Calle print framed as we speak and I recently received a nice thank you letter (from Charles Linbergh's daughter Reeve who runs the Lindberg Foundation) thanking me for my support.

The letter talks all about when and where the print was signed.

MarylandSpace
Member

Posts: 1016
From:
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 06-05-2013 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two more bids have bumped the Armstrong baseball up a bit with about 30 minutes remaining.

Two of my favorite hobbies: Baseball and Space.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement