1933 American League All-Star Team Signed Baseball....
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Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Dreamt up by sports editor Arch Ward as an exhibition in conjunction with the "Century of Progress" exposition celebrating Chicago's centennial, the inaugural All-Star Game provided thousands of Midwesterners with their first taste of Major League competition, drawing curious families who were making their first pilgrimage to the big city. Many historians consider this event the first salvo in the battle for western expansion of the Major Leagues, a dream that would finally be realized a quarter century later.
Presented for your consideration is one of the few known team balls from the victorious side in this inaugural All-Star Game, an Official American League (Harridge) sphere bearing twenty-one autographs beneath a solid amber coating of shellac. Chief among these is Ruth himself, ideally placed beside his celebrated sidekick Lou Gehrig, each rating 8/10 or better. Other residents en route to Cooperstown immortality: Foxx, Dickey, Simmons, Lazzeri, Cronin, Averill, Mack, Grove, Gehringer, Gomez and Rick Ferrell. That's thirteen Hall of Famers! Signatures average 8/10. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
1933 American League All-Star Team Signed Baseball.
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