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    Early 1920's Hall of Famers Multi-Signed Baseball with Cobb, Johnson, Speaker & More. The groundbreaking at Cooperstown was still well over a decade away when one avid baseball fan in Detroit exhibited his keen eye for elite talent, tracking down a quintet of future Hall of Fame immortals as each visited Navin Field. The original owner was quite a talented ballplayer in his own right, representing the Ford Motors team in local industrial league games when he wasn't supporting his hometown Tigers, and the consignor of this sphere has included an interesting assortment of newspaper clippings of that man, his grandfather Charles Hartner.

    The OAL (Johnson) sphere bears thirteen visible signatures, most notably Ty Cobb (8/10), Walter Johnson (6/10), Tris Speaker (6/10), Frank Baker (1/10) and George Sisler (3/10). Also here is the rare Urban Shocker (2/10), an ace pitcher who would perish suddenly and tragically at age thirty-seven in 1928 and Everett Scott, the man from whom Lou Gehrig would claim the consecutive games record and still number three on the all-time list. Babe Ruth appears as the sole secretarial signature on the ball. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 25
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