A remarkable collection of autographed baseballs from a single collector is about to hit the auction block at Hindman’s Having a Ball Auction in Chicago. Providing an exciting opportunity for baseball enthusiasts and collectors, this auction boasts an impressive selection of over 570 lots featuring autographs from some of the greatest players in the game’s history.
James Smith, the Director of Sports Memorabilia at Hindman, expressed his enthusiasm for this extensive and captivating collection. He described it as one of the most remarkable and exciting assortments the auction house has ever presented.
Among the standout items in the auction is a baseball signed by the 1934 New York Yankees, particularly notable as it was Babe Ruth’s final year with the team. This ball showcases signatures from Ruth himself, his legendary teammate Lou Gehrig, as well as other iconic Hall of Famers like Earle Combs and Tony Lazzeri. The ball also comes with authentication letters from PSA and Beckett Authentication Services, guaranteeing its authenticity and provenance.
Another fascinating piece is a baseball from the deadball era, featuring signatures from a diverse group that includes Cy Young, the first baseball commissioner Kennesaw “Mountain” Landis, and Mrs. Christy Mathewson and Mrs. John J. McGraw. This unique ball, accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services, is a truly extraordinary collector’s item.
The auction also includes other notable items such as a high-grade 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed ball, a 1957 Milwaukee Braves World Series championship ball, and a 1972 National League All-Star team ball signed by luminaries like Roberto Clemente and Hank Aaron. Furthermore, collectors can find signed team balls from the 1930 and 1932 Philadelphia Athletics, featuring legends such as Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Grove.
The Having a Ball timed online auction is currently open for bids on Hindman’s website and Live Auctioneers. The lots are scheduled to close sequentially starting at 9 AM CT on November 29. Hindman’s auction features an extended bidding system that ensures fairness for all interested parties. If a bid is placed within the final minute before a lot is set to close, the bidding period for that particular lot is extended by five minutes, giving everyone a fair chance to participate. This extended bidding process does not affect the closing times of other lots.
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to acquire autographed baseballs from some of the greatest players in the history of the game. Visit Hindman’s website or Live Auctioneers to place your bids and become a proud owner of these remarkable collector’s items.