Home / Discontinued / Rare Piece of Baseball History – Cool Papa Bell Signed Baseball Rare Piece of Baseball History – Cool Papa Bell Signed Baseball$595.00 Discontinued Description Description Considered by many observers to have been the “fastest man to ever play the game,” James “Cool Papa” Bell was a star Centerfielder in the Negro Leagues and elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. This baseball features the authenticated autograph of “Cool Papa Bell,” and represents one of the rarest pieces of baseball history available … anywhere. A Certificate of Authenticity from James Spence Authentication is included with your order. Bell played along side such greats as Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, and was timed around the bases in 12 seconds flat. He was said to have scored from 2nd base on a sacrifice fly. Bell was one of the games first true burners. We have this ball in stock and ready to ship! Due to the rare nature of this item we will charge your credit card for the full amount immediately upon taking your order. This will ensure we reserve the ball for you. We will confirm your order by Email. This ball is not game used.