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1957 World Series Signed Baseballs Fall From Ceiling

Great finds can turn up anywhere and everywhere.

In the floor of a kitchen.  On a long-forgotten shelf.  In a box in the basement.

Now you can add another crazy find to the list.

Signed baseballsA long-time maintenance worker at a school in Jacksonville, Fla., was replacing some ceiling tiles when she came across a box.  Too heavy for her to lift, she called the office for help.

When the dust-covered box was lowered from the rafters, out popped some pieces of baseball history.  Included in the mini-time capsule from 1962 was a Jacksonville Suns AAA autographed baseball featuring several future members of the Cleveland Indians, a trophy honoring the Suns’ attendance and…a pair of authentic A.L. and N.L. baseballs autographed by members of the 1957 World Series foes–the Yankees and Braves.

Untouched for nearly 50 years, they were accompanied by a photo of the original owner, whose son had brought the items to school in 1962.

There’s a theory in how they got there, too.  The amazing story, photos and video come from this story in the Jacksonville Sun.

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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