1933 American League All-Stars OAL (Harridge) Baseball 15 (Sigs.) Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, Tony Lazzeri, Jimmie Foxx et al. (Inaugural Year - JSA Full LOA)
Presented is a rare baseball signed by 14 members of the inaugural American All-Star team in 1933. It was the first midseason exhibition game between all-stars of the American League and the National League. It was held July 6, 1933 at Comiskey Park in Chicago (White Sox). The American League was victorious as it won with a score of 4-2. The 38 year-old Babe Ruth contributed a home run.
It should be noted that this baseball is unique in that it is fairly complete (14 out of 18 team members) with key Hall of Famers. Also signing the ball was Hall of Famer Walter Johnson for a total of 15 autographs. Johnson who was in attendance was the manager of the Cleveland Indians at the time.
The ball itself is an OAL (Harridge) baseball which has toned and is lightly clear coated for preservation.
Signatures in black steel-tip fountain pen ("7-9") include Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Rick Ferrell, Lefty Grove, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Earl Averill, Joe Cronin, Oral Hildebrand, Chapman, Wes Ferrell and General Crowder.
A full letter of authentication from JSA is included.
JSA Full Letter
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