Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Circa 1948 Cleveland Indians & New York Giants Signed Baseballs. High-quality pair of baseballs dates from the early post-war years, as the game's biggest stars returned from military service to reclaim their rightful positions on the diamond. The highlight of the two is certainly the stellar OAL (Harridge) ball featuring seventeen absolutely pristine blue ink signatures from the Indians and beyond, certainly signed at the World Series of 1948. We can definitively make this statement given the appearance of top baseball executives, and of Billy Southworth, who skippered the Boston Braves that met the Indians that October. Hall of Fame talent abounds, with Feller, Frick, Chandler, Harridge, Doby, Boudreau, McKechnie, Speaker and Mel Allen. The ONL (Frick) ball is no slouch either, with its seventeen signatures including Giants like Mize, Thomson, Travis Jackson and Durocher. Signature quality is perhaps a touch below that of its partner, a strong and steady 9/10. All autographs were acquired in person by an AP reporter, and are presented here for the first time to the collecting public. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/ PSA DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 268

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

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

    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

    I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with the results of the auction. Friday night was a blast. I had a hard time sleeping I was so pumped up.
    Rob Fouch,
    Valley Stream, NY
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search