BUZZ ALDRIN He signs a flag which journeyed with him into space on the Gemini XII mission. Flag signed: "Buzz Aldrin, Flown on Gemini XII16 ½ x11. Signed on white stripe. Aldrin, a 1951 West Point graduate, had flown 66 missions in Korea, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross. He flew F-100s in Germany before persuading the Air Force to send him to M.I.T. for a doctorate. Aldrin's first space voyage was on Gemini XII, along with James Lovell (of later Apollo XIII fame). The mission included a successful manual rendezvous with an Aegina target vehicle and three space walks (EVAs) by Aldrin. These tethered trips outside the spacecraft, totaling 5½ hours, proved that astronaut's could perform successfully outside their spacecraft for long periods. During the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin piloted the Lunar Excursion Module, Eagle, and became the second man to walk on the Moon (July 20, 1969). The Gemini XII capsule, which carried the flag signed here, is now on display at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Slight bleeding of ink. Fading of blue at right edge between two top stars. read more...
Korean War | Baseballs
BOB BUHL Paratrooper in Korea one year, Major League pitching mound the next Baseball signed: "Bob Buhl". Rawlings Official League practice ball with Major League Baseball logo. Buhl (1928-2001) went from US Army paratrooper in Korea in 1952 to the Milwaukee Braves pitching staff the following year. read more...
Sale Price $81.00
JOHN GLENN Signed "Official League" baseball Baseball signed: "John Glenn". Rawlings "Official League" baseball. On February 20, 1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth (three orbits in four hours and 55 minutes) aboard Friendship 7. On October 29, 1998, 36 years later, U.S. read more...
Sale Price $531.25
BOB NEWHART Bob Newhart signs a baseball in blue ink. Baseball signed: "Bob Newhart/Many Newhart/Shows" on the sweet spot. Diamond Official League baseball. Originally a standup comic whose first record album sold 1. read more...
Sale Price $288.00