Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1944 Connie Mack Day Multi-Signed Baseball with Ruth, Wagner, Johnson, PSA/DNA EX 5. It was a sweltering evening at Philadelphia's Shibe Park as the greatest figures in the sport turned out to mark the Golden Anniversary of Connie Mack's first game as a Major League manager, having taken the reins of the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 4, 1894. A city-wide transit strike and the possibility of blackout due to the omnipresent threat of a WWII air raid failed to derail the festivities, which began with an Abbott and Costello performance of their famous "Who's on First?" sketch and proceeded onward through a highlight film of Mack's many achievements.

    At the culmination of the ceremony, Mack took the microphone himself to name his all-time All-Star team of living players, who lined up next to him as he called their names. First base: George Sisler. Second base: Eddie Collins. Third base: Frank "Home Run" Baker. Shortstop: Honus Wagner. Catcher: Tie between Bill Dickey and Mickey Cochrane. Outfielders: Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. Pitchers: Walter Johnson and Lefty Grove.

    Seven of the men gathered at that event appear upon this OAL (Harridge) ball, and the 1943-45 stamping style thereof leaves little doubt that Connie Mack Day was the derivation. The signers: Ruth, Mack, Collins, Sisler, Wagner, Speaker and Johnson. A vintage coating of shellac has sealed the autographs to a 5/10 average rating, and the ball is graded 4/10. Add a half-point "bump" for strong eye appeal, and you have the final PSA/DNA grade. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, EX 5.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,172

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Aug 30, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 26 days left to consign to the 2021 September 25 Sports Showcase Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want to again thank you for a job well done. Your professionalism prevailed through out the process for which I am so grateful.
    Jerry D.,
    New Ulm, MN
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search