Melvin Ott was short in stature at only 5' 9", but swung a mighty bat, clouting 511 home runs from 1926-47 for the New York Giants. The 12-time All-Star was a 6-time home run champ, and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951. Unfortunately, just a mere 7 years later, he was taken too soon in an automobile accident in 1958. As the 500 home run mark became synonymous with baseball’s greatest sluggers, collectors have made it a pursuit to own baseballs signed by each member of the club. Ott, by virtue of his short supply due to his untimely passing in 1958, has become the most difficult single signed baseball of all of the members of the prestigious 500 Home Run Club to obtain. Offered here is a vintage National League baseball hand signed and inscribed “October 28th 1933” & “To My Little Pal Louis, from” by Mel Ott. The signature has been graded a 5, with an overall grade of 4.5 by PSA/DNA. This ball includes a PSA/DNA Letter of Grading & Authenticity, as well as a Letter of Authenticity from James Spence Authentication.