We know for sure that Satchel Paige passed away in 1982, but we're not sure about his reported date of birth in 1906. Offered is a display piece hosting a Paige cut signature, along with a commemorative illustrated article calling into question his actual age. Often the subject of age scrutiny, Paige made it to the Majors when he was 42 years old, pitching in his first and only World Series in 1948 with the Cleveland Indians. He was also named an All-Star in 1952 and 1953 while with the St. Louis Browns and he made a planned three-inning start for Charlie O. Finley's Kansas City Athletics at the age of 59 in 1965. One of the most prominent Negro League stars, this ageless wonder often liked to say "age is a question of mind over matter, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter". What does matter to collectors, is having an example of this timeless Hall of Famer's autograph and this satisfying example is a worthy choice. Sized at 2x1 with a somewhat mottled surface, this bold ("8-9") strength Satchel Paige cut signature is framed to overall dimensions of 15-1/2 x 12-1/2" and ready for immediate display as you take possession of it. Auction LOA from JSA.
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