Lot # 68: 1961 Topps #478 Roger Maris (Deceased) Autographed card - Beckett Authenticated

Category: Autographs

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Item was in Auction "Auction I",
which ran from 4/18/2022 8:00 PM to
5/15/2022 8:00 PM

***A member of the 60 HR club (61) and consecutive MVP club (2) *** Roger went DOWN TO THE WIRE in his chase to break Babe's single season home run record. Going into last game of the season at Fenway Park, they were tied at 60. Down to his last two at bats of the season, Maris swung at a waist high fastball and the record was his. He held the record for 40 years before Mark McGwire broke it in front of The Maris Family, there representing Roger who sadly had died of cancer many years prior. 

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