Ryne Sandberg will always be remembered by Cubs fans for his hard-nosed play and loyalty to the Chicago area. Sandberg is considered by many to be the greatest second baseman of all time. He appeared in ten All-Star Games, won nine Gold Gloves, seven Silver Slugger Awards, and was named the 1984 NL MVP. His jersey is now retired by the Chicago Cubs. This Rawlings official Major League baseball has been hand signed and inscribed "HOF 05" by Ryne Sandberg. Each autographed is guaranteed authentic, and includes an individually numbered TRISTAR Authentic hologram. You can verify the authenticity of your autograph by entering your hologram number online at www.tristarauthentic.com.