Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1931 Rube Walberg 107th Career Win Game Ball With Inscription Signed Ball. In a 15-season career spanning from 1923-1937, George "Rube" Walberg won 155 games, including 15 shutouts and 140 complete games. The ball we offer comes directly from the hurlers daughter with a full letter of authenticity with photos of the offered ball. The ball comes from a A's White Sox contest from 8/22/31. Following the game Walberg noted the score along with both batteries involved in the game as follows, "Last Ball in game at Chicago August 22nd. The pitchers and catchers from the game are also listed featuring Ted Lyons, and Mickey Cochrane. Walberg did not sign the ball, but the lengthy inscription with his last name written and letter of provenance make for a unique and rare collectible.
    A consistent and durable pitcher, Walberg averaged 16 wins for the Philadelphia Athletics of Connie Mack from 1926 to 1932, with career-highs of 20 wins in 1931 and 18 in 1929. He also had a 1-1 mark with a 1.93 ERA for the Athletics in five World Series appearances. A good-hitting pitcher, Walberg collected a .220 batting average with four home runs and 84 runs batted in .
    Walberg surrendered 17 home runs to Babe Ruth , more than did any other pitcher. The Loa from the family, has some minimal water spots, but the photo match is unquestionably the same and the text on the letter is not affected. Letter Of Authenticity from Family. Pre Certified by PSA/DNA.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Balls, Pucks, etc. - Encased, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2011
    2nd-30th Sunday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 369

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) 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
    Only 3 days left to consign to the May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage auctions is more than just an auction business. They are in the 'preserving history' business as well.
    Alicia Kramer, Daughter of Jerry Kramer, five-time NFL World Champion,
    Garden City, ID
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 February 24 - 25 Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Sports - Dallas
    2018 February 24 - 25 Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Sports - Dallas
    REALIZED $9,292,827