The Three 3 Stooges Signed Baseball Moe, Larry & Curly Joe JSA Only One Known


Very rare and fun find. Three Stooges signed baseball features Larry Fine, Curly Joe DeRita and Moe Howard. Handwritten "To Stanley, Sincerely The 3 Stooges," in blue ballpoint ink in Moe Howard's hand. Moe signs "Moe" in the same blue ballpoint ink. One of the other two signatures is signed "Curly-Joe." Curly Howard along with Moe Howard and Larry Fine made over 90 Columbia Pictures short films during the Three Stooges peak years of 1934-1946. After Curly Howard suffered a serious stroke in May 1946, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and then again Shemp Howard played "The Third Stooge" role. When Shemp Howard also suffered a debilitating stroke, noted comedian Joe DeRita, selected for his comic ability and an appearance similar to Curly Howard, assumed the "Third Stooge" role. He was referred to as Curly Joe DeRita to distinguish him from Curly Howard. The ball is also signed by Larry Fine. Full LOA from JSA. 


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