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Circa 1940s Hall of Famer Signed Baseball Including Cobb and Foxx
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,276.00
Official American League (Harridge) ball signed in blue ink by nineteen former players including nine Hall of Famers. The signatures appearing on the ball are Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx (sweet spot), Ray Schalk (sweet spot), Lefty Gomez, Lefty Grove, Harry Hooper, Red Ruffing, Charlie Gehringer, Ed Walsh (on ball label), Red Rolfe, George Selkirk, Joe Dugan, Bob Shawkey, Johnny Strum, Joe McCarthy (clubhouse), Cy Young (clubhouse), Wally Schang (twice, one is a clubhouse signature) and two others (illegible). The Cobb signature is the strongest of the group, grading "6/7," while the remainder range in grade from "3" to "6". The ball has been coated with a layer of protective shellac which exhibits numerous areas of tiny chipping/abrasions. Unusual assemblage of Hall of Famer and star signatures on a single ball from a long-forgotten event. Very Good condition overall. LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,276.00
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