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    1916 Detroit Tigers Team Signed Baseball.
    UPDATE: This lot has a full LOA from SGC Authentic.

    "There is no comparison between Cobb and Ruth," Detroit Tigers manager Hughie Jennings once told a sportswriter. "I'd rather have one Cobb than five Ruths!" Though their relationship had begun on a contentious note, with Jennings allowing his veterans to haze a rookie Cobb in order to test the youngster's toughness, the pair became close friends over the course of sixteen seasons together in the Tigers dugout. Forty years after their Motor City partnership began, the pair was reunited at Cooperstown through the posthumous induction of Jennings, whose candidacy Cobb had personally advocated.

    But despite that long and fruitful shared history, it is quite uncommon to find the pair sharing residence upon an autographed artifact. Here we encounter a welcome exception to that rule, an OAL (Johnson) sphere memorializing a Motor City edition that finds the two future Hall of Famers paired on a single panel, each 5/10 or better. The balance of the twenty-four autographs range from quite bold to barely visible, averaging 3/10. Others notable names: Crawford (7/10), Heilmann (3/10), Dauss, Veach, Bush and more. Light shellac.
    Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
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