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The “All Star” team of 1928 was the All America team, “selected annually by Babe Ruth and Committee of Baseball Writers representing each city in National and American Leagues.” [as printed at the top of this certificate]. Princely document (16x20”) was used to name Hall of Famer, Rogers Hornsby of the Boston Braves to the 1928 All America team. Hornsby won one of six straight batting titles that season (7 total career) with a .387 batting average, while belting 21 homers. Certificate is signed by nine members of the Committee (designated line for Cincinnati is blank), as well as a signature of “George H. Babe Ruth” at bottom center. Signatures grade 7-8 out of a possible 10. The partially hand-colored certificate reads: “Having considered the merits of all eligible players, it is our opinion that Rogers Hornsby, Boston Braves, by reason of his consistent all around performance is entitled to and is hereby designated to the position of 2nd Base on the All America Baseball Team of 1928.” Document is VG with a 3” tear on bottom edge that comes through the Ruth signature. Original folds and some light creasing and staining. Overall very nice, age considered. Protected by glass in metal frame.
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