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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Baseball kissed by Marilyn Monroe and signed by Joe DiMaggio to be sold at auction

Monkey Business starring Miss Lois L’oreal! (and look for the blonde bombshell in the sequel The Sixty Year Pitch!)

It’s been locked in a box and stored in a closet for the best part of half a century. But this baseball is expected to fetch at least $20,000 when it is sold at auction

This is no ordinary baseball. Not only is it signed by the New York Yankees baseball team – including legend Joe DiMaggio – it also still bears the lipstick of Marilyn Monroe from when the blonde bombshell kissed it in 1952.

...The ball is one of 15 signed by the 1952 World Champion Yankees, which were then given to the players of a softball team who won a league organised by film studios 20th Century
Fox.

This particular ball was given to sound editor Eddie D’Orazio and, following his death in 1969, it was passed down to his eldest son.

...Mark Jordan, consignment director for Heritage Auctions which is hosting the sale, added: ‘Let’s just say that this baseball lived a dream shared by countless millions of red-blooded American males, smooched by the definitive blonde bombshell at her most famous.

‘I would say that this thing could mount a substantial challenge for the title of most desirable post-war signed baseball on earth.’

Repoz Posted: July 27, 2011 at 12:22 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, memorabilia, yankees

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   1. depletion Posted: July 27, 2011 at 03:49 PM (#3886503)
‘I would say that this thing could mount a substantial challenge for the title of most desirable post-war signed baseball on earth

No. That would be the Jeter 3000 hit ball.
   2. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 04:00 PM (#3886515)
Ray is not impressed.
   3. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 08:57 PM (#3886942)
I wonder if Jerome Charyn knows about this.
   4. Morty Causa Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:05 PM (#3886951)
How can we be sure that wasn't Jack Lemmon's lipstick?
   5. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:19 PM (#3886958)
How can we be sure that wasn't Jack Lemmon's lipstick?

nobody's perfect
   6. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:46 PM (#3886986)
I'll save my money for the supposed Marilyn Monroe B&W sex film, signed by Kazuhito Tadano.

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