While COVID-19 has shut down a lot of appraisal events and put a damper on the production of programs like Antiques Roadshow, the show…must go on.
PBS is dipping into the past for programming and this week, they’re airing a that was taped in Indianapolis a few years ago. One of the segments centers around a Ty Cobb signed baseball with a pretty interesting story. In fact, it appears to be one of the last balls Cobb ever signed.
A woman who brought it to the show’s taping told appraiser Leila Dunbar that her mother took care of the Hall of Famer during the final weeks of Cobb’s life and at one point, came home with a double-signed ball, dating to his last days in the summer of 1961.
You can watch the segment here.
Cobb is known to have signed autographs during his final hospital stay, but those requests were limited to hospital staff members.