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    1926 Baseball Legends Multi-Signed Baseball with Ruth, Cobb, Johnson. It would be another thirteen years before such a staggering ensemble of pre-war baseball talent reconvened, to be honored as the inaugural class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. It's a bit of a mystery why these pantheon figures met up in 1926--our best guess is that it was a Christy Walsh-organized summit at the World Series, as that pioneering sports agent did bring the game's best together every October in the 1920's.

    The ball's vintage is supplied by a "1926" notation in an unknown hand, but the OAL (Johnson) ball is correct for that period, and we have no reason to doubt the attribution. But, of course, it's the baseball royalty clustered nearby that is the main point of intrigue, a ten-man cast as follows:

    Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, Goose Goslin, Joe Sewell, Bucky Harris, Roger Peckinpaugh, Bump Hadley, Muddy Ruel. Note that Ruth and Johnson share the sweet spot, the only time we've seen the top offensive and defensive weapons of the early twentieth century sharing residence on a ball's prime real estate.

    Signatures are applied in black fountain pen ink, averaging a consistent 8/10 in strength. Ball is lightly and evenly toned. An absolute marvel of autographed horsehide. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    10th Sunday
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