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In this lot you will receive Elizabeth Smith's personal game ticket, dated June 12, 1983, inscribed "For Elizabeth Smith", and boldly signed by Dale Murphy, receiving an Autograph Grade of Gem Mint 10. Additionally, you will receive a Sports Illustrated Magazine, also signed in bold black felt tip marker by Dale Murphy. The game ticket will come encapsulated, graded, and authenticated by PSA/DNA. The Sports Illustrated magazine is guaranteed to pass third party authentication, please see below for details.

This game was unforgettable and continues to transcend the sports world. As featured in local Atlanta media, the Good Morning America, and Sports Illustrated, unlike the fictional and part fictional stories of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hitting "Dedication Home Runs" for sick children in hospitals, 1983 NL MVP Dale Murphy not only did this, but actually hit 2 Home Runs in the very game that 6 year-old Elizabeth Smith was Murphy's guest of honor for the Braves 3-2 victory over the Giants, just months after Smith lost both arms and a leg up to her knee after stepping on a downed power line after an Atlanta storm on March 24, 1983. Murphy had met Smith while he was at the hospital for his son's surgery. Shortly after Murphy and the Braves had invited Smith and her very dedicated nurse/physical therapist, Colleen Coulter, to attend this now historic and unforgettable game.

While Murphy was visiting with Smith in the tunnel of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium before the June 12, 1983 game, the already-reigning NL MVP (1982) and Gold Glover held Smith and gave her a Braves hat, Braves t-shirt and Braves team-signed baseball. But Smith's nurse/physical therapist, Colleen Coulter, who was at the game with her favorite patient Smith, asked Murphy to hit a home run for Smith. The incredibly humble NL MVP, who was obviously caught off guard, now says, "I didn't know what to say, so I just sort of mumbled, 'Well, okay.'. Murphy not only hit one home run that game, but two, while driving in all three of Atlanta's runs in their 3-2 victory over San Francisco.

This story has been thoroughly documented and covered by countless legitimate media sources, including recent follow-up stories, that indicate how well Elizabeth Smith is now doing in life, thanks in great part to her nurse/physical therapist and one of baseball's All-Time "Nice Guys," Braves Legends and that season's NL MVP. Smith is now a 46 year old speech pathologist and married mother of 2 sons that still loves baseball, the Braves and Murphy.

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Dale Murphy Signed 1983 Sports Illustrated Magazine & Historic Game Ticket for Elizabeth Smith w/ Gem Mint 10 Auto! (PSA/DNA Encapsulated)
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $264.00
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