1952 National League All-Star Team Signed Baseball With Ty Cobb
The ‘52 All-Star Game was short and sweet (and wet), as it was called due to rain after 5 innings with the NL victorious by a 2-1 score, but this awesome memento of the proceedings at Shibe Park is long on signatures. No less than 33 are crammed into every available inch, including a very special visitor, Ty Cobb, who even though he never played in the NL was invited to ink the ball -- ironically, given Cobb’s well-known racial attitutes, right above that of Jackie Robinson on an unforgettable panel, yoking these two polar opposites for eternity. Other HOFers include Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Leo Durocher, Enos Slaughter, Warren Spahn, Stan Musial, Robin Roberts, Ralph Kiner (SS) and Red Schoendienst, with other great names in Gil Hodges, Hank Sauer, Sal Maglie and Carl Furillo. Signatures are in blue ink and rate 9/10 overall, and there is also scattered handwritten notations such as “1952 National League All Stars”. ONL (Giles) ball is shellacked but still EX-MT.