Catcher Ivan Rodriguez was an inspirational player with a knack for rising to the occasion. The highlight of his incredible career came in the 2003 postseason as the leader of a youthful Florida (Miami) Marlins squad. In the opening round of the playoffs Rodriguez closed out the NLDS with a memorable play at the plate on J.T. Snow. He was then named MVP of the NLCS, followed by a victory over the Yankees in the World Series.
Newly elected to the Hall of Fame, Rodriguez' signature makes a prime target for autograph hunters. Set your sights on this official 2003 World Series game-used baseball (NM) signed by "Pudge" with desirable ("9") strength on a side panel featuring a gold WS logo. There is a notation written in undetermined hand below the signature that reads "G.5 2003 WS". Auction LOA from JSA, no authentication for game-use due to time/costs.