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Lot # 846 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1930 Multi-Signed Ball with Five Early Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $1,762.50

A spectacular Heinie Manush signature, scripted across the sweet spot, highlights this circa 1930 multi-signed ball. Manush’s signature has been penned in black fountain pen and grades a strong “9/10.” Joining Manush on the ball are the blue ink signatures of George Sisler (“8”) and Rogers Hornsby (“7”) and the black ink signatures of Ed Walsh (“6”), Joe Sewell (“9/10”), George Uhle (“9”), Earl Whitehill (“5”), Bob Fothergill (“3/4”), George Burns (“9”), “Red” Kress (“9”), Sam Gray (“9/10”), and one other (faded, illegible). Also included on the ball is the signature of Ed Walsh’s son, Ed Walsh Jr. This ball dates to the 1926-1934 manufacturing period, a span during which all of the players on this ball were actively playing, with the exception of Walsh. The ball is darkly toned and has been coated with a light layer of protective shellac. All of the manufacturer’s stampings remain bold and legible. In Very Good condition. Early multi-signed baseballs with rare, early Hall of Famer signatures such as this example are usually unique and therefore difficult to value. They always sell for a significant discount to single-signed Hall of Fame balls, and a strong case can be made that they represent an extraordinary value for collectors. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,762.50

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