Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Circa 1940 Honus Wagner & Ty Cobb Dual-Signed Baseball with Great Notations. Only once did these titans of the game meet on the field of battle, in the 1909 World Series, from which derived an apocryphal tale of Cobb taunting Wagner prior to an attempted steal of second, and Wagner knocking loose a couple teeth with the tag. The red-stitched ONL (Frick) baseball suggests this later meeting came in the late 1930's or early 1940's, perhaps at Cooperstown, where both were members of the inaugural 1939 induction class.

    Each early legend provides far more than a simple autograph, with Cobb adding "American League 1905-1928" to his side panel signature and the Old Dutchman following his desirable "J. Honus Wagner" autograph format with "1897 Retired 1917, Coach 1932, National League." Wagner's writing was handled before the ink dried, leaving what we presume to be Wagner's fingerprints behind, but otherwise the writing is a solid 7/10. Cobb's black ink is a shade lighter but unblemished by handling. A rare and wonderful pairing of the leading baseball superstars of the first quarter of the twentieth century. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 758

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

    Sold on Aug 20, 2017 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
    Only 24 days left to consign to the 2021 September 25 Sports Showcase Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    From the outset and my initial contact with you at Heritage I have been treated courteously. You have taken extra care in assuring me that the experience would be a positive one.
    Samuel Finz,
    Philomont, VA
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search