Lot 1720

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An amazing Official Rawlings National League baseball of great political interest, signed by former United States President DONALD J. TRUMP and Russian strongman President VLADIMIR PUTIN, boldly signed in black marker on the opposing side panels by both controversial world leaders. Putin's signature is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance, dated March 20, 2020, from a Russian political figure who obtained the signature at a meeting between Putin and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Trump's signature was obtained by a closely-placed election aide at a 2020 rally. The aide commented: 'The President happily signed the baseball on the side panel with his own black marker'. Very fine, untouched condition, with a ball stand. After a two-hour closed door meeting between the two men in Helsinki, Finland - the content of which is still largely unknown - President Trump was asked if he believed his own intelligence agencies or the Russian president when it came to the allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. elections. Trump was widely criticized for his response: 'President Putin says it's not Russia. I don't see any reason why it would be.' Accusations of collusion between the two leaders dominated headlines for much of Trump's term in office, and the subject remains hotly-debated among pundits and the public alike.

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December 9, 2021 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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