Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1930's Tour of Japan/Hawaii Signed Baseball with Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx. The handwritten date of October 11, 1932, penned by parties unknown, throws us for a bit of a loop here, as the collection of autographs that coat the surface of this OAL (Harridge) ball appear to be those of 1931 and 1934 Tourists, as well as some who were a part of neither. We'll accept this bit of mystery, though, and turn our concentration toward the princely assortment of names that decorate its surface. As is the case with any great "Tour ball," this one begins with Ruth (1/10) and Gehrig (2/10), moving on to the likes of Foxx (3/10), Mack (7/10), Gehringer (3/10), Cochrane (2/10), Appling (1/10), Lyons (3/10), Kelly (6/10), McNair (3/10) and more. Signature quality dips low enough at times that an exact count is impossible, but all listed above are readily legible. Some staining and surface wear are noted. Certainly not a pristine sphere, but an opportunity for the budget-minded collector to bring many of the game's greatest names into his private collection. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    3rd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 547

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    The hammer price for my Mantle card significantly exceeded my admittedly conservative estimations, and I couldn't be more pleased.
    George T.,
    Pinetop, AZ
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 5 - 7 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction
    2019 December 5 - 7 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $9,435,690