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Presented is a Dwight Eisenhower single-signed Official American League Joseph E. Cronin baseball.  The 34th President of the United States has signed his name in black pen to the left of the sweet spot. Growing up in a relatively poor family, born in 1890, the third of six brothers, Eisenhower, as a small boy, declared his ambition “to be a real major league ballplayer, a real professional like Honus Wagner.” At Abilene (Kansas) High School, Eisenhower played center field while his brother Edgar, one year older, played first base. Before entering West Point, by his own testimony, Eisenhower played baseball for money, disguising himself behind the pseudonym “Wilson” to avoid jeopardizing his amateur standing, which was essential to play college football and baseball. He sought and won a merit appointment to the United States Military Academy. There he failed to make the varsity baseball team, which he called “one of the greatest disappointments of my life.”  He, of course, later went on to lead the Allied Forces to victory in the European theatre of World War II. This item comes with a LOA from JSA (BB12893).

Dwight Einsenhower Single Signed OAL Cronin Baseball (JSA)
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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,400.00
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
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