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Jose Lopez Signed Game-Used Baseball

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This game-used baseball was autographed by Jose Lopez in 2002, who was then an 18-year-old rising star shortstop in the Seattle Mariner’s organization. He was an all-star in the California League with the San Bernardino Stampede and would soon be named the Mariners’ minor league player of the year, earning the distinction for the second year in a row.

Lopez lived up to the promise. Two years later, he was called up to the big leagues, and two years after that, he was named an American League All-Star.  After nine MLB seasons, he left for Japan to join the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants in 2013 and he became a star almost overnight with his Gold-Glove defense and prodigious bat.

On October 31, 2020, Lopez made history with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars when he became the first non-Japanese player to record 1,000 hits in both Nippon Professional Baseball and Major League Baseball. This historic achievement put an exclamation point on an excellent career by Lopez on both sides of the Pacific.

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Official Game-Used Rawlings California League Baseball autographed by Jose Lopez of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars