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Rawlings Official American League Baseball, signed on the sweet-spot in dark blue felt tip pen by Detroit Tigers Hall-of-Famer Charles “Charlie’ Gehringer.

This is one of the nicest signed balls that we have seen from Gehringer.

Sold with Certificates of Authenticity from both The Autograph Source (Lifetime Guarantee) and independent third-party authenticator Beckett Authentication Services (BAS).

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Charles Leonard Gehringer (1903-1993), nicknamed “The Mechanical Man”, was a second baseman who played 19 seasons (1924–42) for the Detroit Tigers. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest second basemen of all time, Gehringer, who batted left-handed and threw with his right, compiled a .320 batting average and had seven seasons with more than 200 hits. He was the American League batting champion in 1937 with a .371 average and was also named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He was among the Top 10 vote recipients in the Most Valuable Player voting for seven straight years from 1932 to 1938. He was the starting second baseman and played every inning of the first six All Star Games.