Tuesday, 3 November 2015

BASEBALL SIGNED BY THE BEATLES ON THEIR FINAL TOUR OF THE US IS SET TO FETCH $100,000 AT AUCTION


 


An extremely rare baseball signed by all four Beatles on their last ever tour of the US has gone on sale with a staggering $100,000 price tag.

Paul,John,George and Ringo each scribbled their signature on the ball after playing the DC Stadium in Washington DC on the fourth date of their 1966 tour on August 15.




The band's signatures were notoriously hard to come by but when Fred Baster, the equipment manager of the Washington Senators baseball team, asked them to sign three baseballs for him they obliged.
Mr Baster kept two for himself and gave another to Senators pitcher Mike Cronin.

This Joe Cronin Official American League baseball, housed in a velvet-lined wooden box, is one of the two that belonged to Fred Baster.
An engraved plaque on the box reads 'Beatles 66 £2'.







It is tipped to sell for $100,000 - around £65,000 - at Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles.
Darren Julien, from the auctioneers, said: "There are only three baseballs in the world signed by the Beatles, and this is one of them.



















The Beatles appear at a press conference at the Hotel Warwick in NYC during their 1966 US tour.

"The band had just played their fourth gig of their 1966 US tour when Fred Baster, the equipment manager for the Senators, approached them and asked them to sign three baseballs.
"Whether you're a baseball fan, a Beatles fan or both, this is an incredible item and we expect it to sell for a lot of money."
The auction will take place on November 7.


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