Note: the catalog description has been modified to reflect the Mariposa inscription
A-plus defender and clutch hitter through his 16-year career, George “Highpockets” Kelly earned high praise from contemporaries, including skipper John McGraw, who said there’s nobody he’d rather have at the plate in a big situation. This ONL Giles ball is autographed by the Hall of Famer and two-time World Series champion. The near-white orb is signed “George L. Kelly” on a side panel (“8” strength) with a "Mariposa 1969” notation. Light shellac covers the signature and there is evidence of signature removals. Full photo LOA from JSA.