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1930s Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Connie Mack, and Other Stars Signed Baseball

Item Details

EBTH is proud to present this historic and significant signed baseball including of some of Major League Baseball’s most iconic Hall of Fame players. This scarce baseball was handed down and consigned by a prominent Cincinnati family. Don J. Meeks was a famous radio personality on the airways during the 1960s on radio station 1450 AM WMOH. Don’s father, Charlie Meeks, was the founder and president of his trucking company, Here Comes Meeks. Supporting his business friend Powell Crosley Jr., Charlie purchased box seats behind the Cincinnati Reds dugout at Crosley Field. According to Charlie’s great-grandson, the signatures on this important baseball were obtained by his great grandfather Charlie Meeks in the 1930s. Featuring the autograph of Babe Ruth, The Great Bambino (positioned on the sweet spot), other signatures to include Lou Gehrig The Iron Horse, Connie Mack, Mickey Cochrane, Bill McKechnie, Bucky Walters, Lonny Frey, and Frank McCormick. With a mixture of American League and National League stars, one could suppose that some of these signatures may have originated from the 1938 All-Star Game that was played in Cincinnati at historic Crosley Field.

Item Type Babe Ruth Signed Baseball
Event Major League Baseball History
Athlete Babe Ruth
Maker Attributed to Reach Sporting Goods
Period Vintage, 1930s
Origin United States
Autographed Yes
Autograph(s) Bill Myers, Lonnie Frey, Mickey Cochrane, Connie Mack, Babe Ruth (sweet spot), Lou Gehrig, Bucky Walters, Frank McCormick
Additional Information This historic and significant baseball is presented in a protective acrylic holder. The stampings and printings have faded over time but the red and black threads are indicative of the 1930s period.
  • Everything But The House does not authenticate or grade sports memorabilia. Items that are consigned with Certificates or Letters of Authenticity (COA) are listed as such with the item’s description. The general condition of all items will range from Poor to Very Good and may or may not coincide with an item’s future grade from an authenticating/grading service.

Condition

- the signatures and maker’s stamping have faded over time; embedded residue throughout; heavy toning and staining of the baseball; scratches and abrasions to the surface with material surface loss.

Dimensions

3.0" W x 3.0" H x 3.0" D

Item #

ITMG878757

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