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    1931 St. Louis Cardinals Team Signed Baseball. The mighty Cardinals made mincemeat of the National League competition this season, outpacing the second place Giants by thirteen games before claiming World Series victory from the two-time defending Champion Philadelphia Athletics. This historic ONL (Heydler) orb derives from the personal collection of esteemed player-manager Gabby Street, whose autograph takes its appropriate position at the sweet spot. He is joined by a cast of seventeen, most notably Frisch, Hafey, Bottomley, Martin, Gonzales, Orsatti, Johnson and Collins. The presence of Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis is particularly interesting, strongly suggesting that the ball was likely signed at that glorious Fall Classic. Autograph quality is a consistent 7/10 to 8/10 throughout, certainly worthy of the most discerning collector's consideration. LOA from James Spence Authentication. Guide Value or Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

    The Charles "Gabby" Street Collection

    The following nine lots derive from the personal collection of Charles "Gabby" Street, whose long career as a player, a manager and a radio broadcaster made him a staple in Big League ballparks for over four decades. Widely credited with developing a young Walter Johnson into the game's most effective pitcher as the Big Train's Washington Senators catcher during Johnson's earliest seasons, Street would gain even greater notoriety as manager of the early 1930's St. Louis Cardinals, who would win two National League pennants and a World Championship under his guidance. All pieces derive directly from the Street family with their letter of provenance.



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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    18th Saturday
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