Wednesday, September 16, 2015

1914 Signed Ball

This amazing signed baseball recently came up for auction at MEARS:
1914 Milwaukee Brewers Team Signed Official American Association Baseball w/ 22 Signatures Including Happy Felch, Pep Clark, Joe Hovlick & More (JSA)

Offered is a blue & red stitched AJ Reach Official American Association baseball which has been signed by 22 members of the 1914 Milwaukee Brewers. Those to have signed include future participant in the Chicago Black Sox scandal Happy Felch, Pep Clark, John Hughes-Mulgrew, Phil Lewis, Joe Hovlik, Irv Young, Earl Smith, Alfred Braun, Ralph Cutting, Leo McGraw, Tom Dougherty, Jack Sheehan, JP Burg, Tom Jones, John Shackelford, Jim Jones, Jap Barbeau, Cy Slapnicka and more. "910 536/24" also handwritten on baseball which remains in excellent overall condition given its advanced vintage. An interesting note is that during the 1914 season, he was listed in period newspaper accounts as "Felch" but later with the White Sox, he was listed as "Felsch."

Wow. What a beauty. I love the blue and red stitching on the official American Association ball.

This amazing piece set somebody back $1,299 including the buyer's premium. If you're the lucky new owner (or the lucky old one) drop me a line - I'd love to talk with you about the other gems in your collection!

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