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Babe Ruth & 1929 National League Champs Chicago Cubs Multi-Signed OAL Baseball - Full JSA LOA

Lot Number 1148

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A remarkable treasure hits the block, with this Official American League baseball signed by (19), with "Babe" Ruth and (18) members of the 1929 Chicago Cubs National League Champions team. Stitched in red and blue, this ancient orb retains plenty of the Reach factory labeling, however the American League president facsimile signature on the east panel has faded beyond recognition. Few examples of 1929 Cubs team-signed balls are available, and the number of those also signed by the immortal Ruth, may indeed be limited to just this one. Filling out the roster of signers, are long deceased stars and fan favorites, among several prominent Hall of Famers, including the greatly prized "Hack" Wilson and Rogers Hornsby. Ruth's autograph is one of the most distinct signatures on the ball, and those of Wilson and Hornsby are readily recognizable, though Wilson's surname is modestly affected by a light abrasion, and Hornsby's surname is located over the Reach logo. 


The complete list of signers is:


Sweet spot: "Babe" Ruth ("7-8", HOF, d.1948);


North panel: Charlie Grimm ("7-8", d.1983), Zack Taylor ("6-7", d.1974), Charlie Root ("6-7", d.1970), Mike Cvengros ("6", d.1970), Grover C. Land ("7", coach, d.1958);


South panel: Perce "Pat" Malone ("6-7", d.1943), John Schulte ("7", d.1978), Cliff Heathcote ("6", d.1939), Art Nehf ("6", d.1960);


East panel: "Kiki" Cuyler ("6", HOF, d.1950), Clyde Beck ("6-7", d.1988), "Kiki" Cuyler ("8", HOF, d.1950), Hack Wilson ("7", HOF, d.1948);


West panel: Andy Lotshaw ("7", trainer, d.1953), Rogers Hornsby ("7", HOF, d.1963), Joe McCarthy ("6-7", manager, HOF, d.1978), and (1) undetermined;


Reverse sweet spot: Bill Wrigley Jr. ("7-8", owner, d.1932). 


Full photo LOA from JSA. 

 



 
 
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