Offered here is a rare single signed baseball from the late great New York Yankees catcher Elston Howard. Howard was one of the great pioneers of the sports community as the first African American Yankee to grace the professional baseball diamond. He was tragically taken from the baseball fan community at the young age of 51 because of health issues, making any of his personally signed items very rare. A single signed non-personalized Elston Howard baseball is one of the holy grail collectibles of an amazing era of Yankee history. His accomplishments were unparalleled for so many reasons, but the smiles and the pride that he brought to the African American community of Yankee fans during his years of play is beyond words.
Such a wonderful person to have represented such an important time in baseball history, not to mention he won Gold Glove Awards in 1963 and 1964, in the latter season setting AL records for putouts and total chances in a season. He was voted the American League MVP in 1963, the first African American player to receive the American League MVP honor. His lifetime fielding percentage of.
993 as a catcher was a major league record from 1967 to 1973, and he retired among the AL career leaders in putouts (7th, 6,447) and total chances (9th, 6,977). Howard signed this Official American League Lee Macphail stamped baseball in blue pen on the side pane and inscribed Best of Luck.This comes with a LOA from PSA/DNA. We offer the finest in Sports Memorabilia and autographs. The item "Beautiful Elston Howard Single Signed Official American League Baseball PSA DNA" is in sale since Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Balls". The seller is "showpiecessports" and is located in Deal, New Jersey.
This item can be shipped to United States.