Before getting banged up in 1931, New York Giants third baseman Freddie Lindstrom got off to a great start in establishing himself as one baseball's all-time greats. For six straight seasons from 1926-1931, Lindstrom hit .300 or better, topping out at .379 in 1930. After recovering from a broken leg in 1931, he suffered chronic back pain and was forced to move to the outfield from 1932-1936, topping the .300 mark only in 1933. At the time of his retirement he was highly respected as one of the best to ever man the "hot corner", drawing praise from the likes of Babe Ruth, John McGraw and contemporary sportswriters. Forty years later, the Veterans Committee finally got around to voting him into the Hall of Fame in 1976.
Autograph seekers score big with this Lindstrom single-signed baseball, which boasts an exceptional autograph. This ONL/Feeney ball makes a dignified presentation, as an (EX-MT+) example that is hand painted with likenesses of Lindstrom and the Giants logo. Applied to the ball's west panel along with the salutation "Best Wishes", Lindstrom's resolute black ballpoint pen signature shows ("8-9") potency. The painted team logo is positioned front and center on the sweet spot, and the realistic portrait of Lindstrom graces the ball's east panel. Full photo LOA from JSA.