Signed in blue ballpoint pen on the sweet spot
Inscription: HOF 84
PSA/DNA COA (F96387)
Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel (born April 29, 1934), nicknamed "Little Louie", is a former Venezuelan professional baseball player.Aparicio was one of the most dominant shortstops of Major League Baseball (MLB) in his era. He played for the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and Boston Red Sox, from 1956 through 1973.
Aparicio won the 1956 American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award. He helped lead the "Go-Go" White Sox to the 1959 American League Pennant championship (he led the AL in stolen bases and putouts, assists, and fielding as shortstop), and was the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) runner-up. He was an AL All-Star for ten seasons,[a] an AL stolen base leader for 9 consecutive seasons, and an AL Gold Glove winner for 9 seasons.
Baseball legend Ted Williams called Aparicio "the best shortstop he had ever seen". Aparicio was the first Venezuelan inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984, and he was nominated for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team (selected as one of the one-hundred greatest players) in 1999.