MEARS Auction #167, Ends Saturday, September 3rd, 2022, 10:00 PM CST W/30-Minute Rule In Effect
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/4/2022

Several years ago MEARS President Troy R Kinunen purchased a collection of game used baseballs which were retrieved by Milwaukee Police Officer Wobszal who worked part time as a security guard at Milwaukee County Stadium. The ball originated from Lois Wobszal, daughter of the Police Officer. Mike Roddell, the president of the longest running card show, Wisconsin Sports Collectors Association, purchased the baseballs from Lois and brokered the deal to Troy R Kinunen.

While on duty, Officer Wobszal gathered game used baseballs which were hit into the stands or parking lot. Each balls was retrieved, and a notation was added to the box in Wobszal’s own hand writing.

This ball was noted, John De Merit vs Dodges, on duty, 3 1961. After purchasing the ball, Kinunen had it personally signed by John De Merit at the Gonzaga Hall card show.

Official Warren Giles National League Baseball, heavy use. Near mint blue ball point ink signature of De Merit.


(JSA Auction Letter)
1961 Milwaukee Braves County Stadium Game Used ONL Giles baseball Hit & Signed by John De Merit vs Dodgers In Original Box (MEARS/JSA) Officer Wobszal Collection
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $120
Number Bids:1
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