Ernie Banks Autographed NL Baseball (w/ Custom Case Option)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
Ernie Banks delighted Wrigley Field fans with his long home runs, steady fielding and cheerful disposition. "Mr. Cub" belted 512 home runs, five times hitting over 40 in a single season. After smashing a record five grand slams in 1955, he belted 47 round-trippers in 1958, the most ever by a National League shortstop. He also became the first National Leaguer to win the MVP Award in consecutive years (1958 to 1959) . After Mr. Banks retired in 1971 he became the first Cubs player to have his number retired. Banks' love for the game and the fans is still exemplified by his signature phrase, "Let's Play Two!" (remember double-headers?). Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, Ernie signed the official MLB right on the sweet spot. The ball is also available with a great custom case with Cubs logo and Ernie's famous "Let's Play Two!' quote. OR YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN PLATE! The case includes black or mahogany colored wood base, mirrored bottom, UV-protective glass and ball stand. An Ernie Banks baseball is not only a great gift for any Cubs fan, but a great investment in a timeless athlete and collectible. Please Note: As this baseball and signature are over a quarter of a century old, the ball has yellowing. We secured a batch of these rare collectibles through our trusted sources, and while the signatures are strong, all the balls contain yellowing, giving them that "baseball artifact" feel.