This is a New York Yankees wooden baseball signed in person by Aaron Judge in Dunedin, FL on March 29th 2017 when the Yankees were playing the Blue Jays in Spring Training. It was the end of spring, and I had Blue Jays season tickets at the time. I brought the ball along hoping to get Gary Sanchez on it. Back in Spring of 2017, Sanchez was the hot autograph, and no one really cared about Judge (This was before he had his historic 2017 rookie year).Sanchez didn't make the trip, and Judge was signing a lot, so I decided to get him on this ball. Judge said he had never seen or signed one before and thought it was really cool, as did all the Yankee fans that were there.
The first photo was taken on March 29th 2017 in the natural light at the stadium soon after it was signed, as I sent a picture to a friend that liked strange signed baseballs like this. The other photos were just taken today, and I apologize for the glare. I can send more photos if anyone would like, please don't hesitate to ask. The ball and autograph still look great, as I kept it safely stored for the past 5+ years.THE BALL DOES HAVE A SMALL DENT IN THE WOOD AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS. IT WAS LIKE THAT WHEN I GOT IT IN THE EARLY 2000s (It was made in 2001), AS SOME OF THE WOODEN BALLS HAD IMPERFECTIONS. As you can see by the original photo, it had the dent when it was signed in 2017.
It doesn't affect the autograph and it's a beautiful piece. I was keeping it in my collection, but since I also have a signed Judge rookie card, I decided to sell.AUTOGRAPH IS GUARANTEED TO BE 100% AUTHENTIC. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Balls". The seller is "top_priority04" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.