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1933 World Series Notable Attendees Signed Ball With Ruth and Wagner - Full JSA

Lot Number 351

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/28/2012 12:00:00 
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With the event’s popularity escalating to dizzying heights, the 1933 World Series was the appropriate gathering spot for celebrities which, in various capacities, comprised a “Who’s Who” in baseball. Executed on this OAL Harridge sphere, seven autographs elevate this keepsake to a lofty status with an unusual combination of highly sought endorsements. The off-white orb (grade “5-6”) features stampings that date to 1926-1933 and showcases vibrant alternating red-and-blue laces. On the south panel, a handwritten notation reads “WORLD SERIES – WASHN VS NY GIANTS – OCT 1933.” From there, black-ink steel tip fountain pen signatures decorate the panels. While these remain bold and legible, we note that each has been enhanced. The signatures of opposing skippers Joe Cronin (trademark stampings) and Bill Terry (east panel) are clubhouse versions. Elsewhere, actual pennings include famed CBS announcer Ted Husing on the sweet spot. Pulling no punches, Husing was broadcasting his sixth of seven Fall Classics that year and would be banned from the event by Commissioner Landis the following year for his open criticism of the umpires. On the west panel, the coupling of Babe Ruth and Grantland Rice needs no introduction. The north panel is home to Muddy Ruel and Hall of Fame arbiter Billy Evans. Ruel, who had scored the winning run in Game 7 to give the Senators their lone title just nine years prior, had an obvious interest in the 1933 event. Evens, meanwhile, had retired from umpiring and was serving as the General Manager of the Cleveland Indians. Finally, the south panel is home to Honus Wagner, whose signature has been enhanced more than have the others. Full photo LOA from JSA.

 
 
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