The summer of 1962 in Cooperstown, New York was very special, as the 1st African American player became the 1st African American Hall of Famer inducted. He was enshrined alongside one of the all-time great right-handed pitchers Bob Feller, along with 3-time World Series champ Bill McKechnie, and 2-time NL batting champ Edd Roush. It’s likely safe to say, most of the eyes were square on #42 that day, as Jackie Robinson, who would go on to be an inspiration to millions, accepted the honor of his place in baseball immortality. It can be assumed, that there were very few with the foresight of an attendee we only know as Tom. He was armed with a Cooperstown baseball and was fortuitous enough to have each of the 4 newly enshrined hall of famers to sign his baseball. Not many can say they have even seen a ball like this, signed by all 4 members including Jackie Robinson. This ball has also been dated “7-22-62” and inscribed “Best Wishes Tom” by Jackie Robinson. PSA/DNA has authenticated and graded the signatures a Near Mint 7, with the ball overall earning an Excellent to Mint grade 6. This is a true prize for any collector.