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Presented is an important lot of five signed baseballs. These baseballs have been hand signed by baseball immortal Buck Leonard. Walter “Buck” Leonard was one of the best pure hitters to play in the Negro Leagues. He was also a key part of the Homestead Grays dynasty of the 1930s and 1940s.

The first baseman spent his entire 17-year career with the Grays, the longest term of service for a player with one team in Negro league history. He played in a league-record 11 East-West All-Star games and from 1937 to 1945.

Beginning in 1942, the Grays found themselves in four consecutive Negro World Series, winning in 1943 and 1944.

At the age of 45, with the color barrier broken, he was offered a major league contract, but turned it down. “In 1952, I knew I was over the hill,” Leonard said. “I didn't try to fool myself.”

League statistics have Leonard batting .320 for his career with a .527 slugging percentage. The number of recorded home runs, runs scored and runs driven in are varied, but there is agreement that Leonard was at the top of his class. Authentication by James Spence Authentication

Buck Leonard Signed Baseball Lot of Five (5) (JSA Auction LOA)
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Auction closed on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
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