1940 Detroit Tigers Team-Signed Baseball with (23) Signatures 
Lot Number 972
 
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Description

The 1940 Detroit Tigers enjoyed a banner season, winning the American League pennant before falling to the Cincinnati Reds in a grueling World Series. This team-signed baseball (23 signatures) from that season is packed with Hall of Fame talent and contains two signatures of Hank Greenberg. Each autograph is penned in period black ink on a Reach Official League ball (5). Included are Sweet Spot: Bridges (d.1968, 7), Newhouser (d.1998, 5, rookie season, full name variant); West Panel: Meyer (d.2003, 7), Giebell (d.2004, 6), Tebbetts (d.1999, 7), Greenberg (6, personalized to minor league teammate); East Panel: Campbell (d.1995, 8), Kress (d.1962, 7), Higgins (d.1969, 6), Seats (d.1992, 7), C. Smith (d.2002, 6); North Panel: Fox (d.1966, 5), unidentified, Sullivan (d.1994, 4), Gorsica (d.1996, 7), Croucher (d.1980, 8), Stainback (d.1992, 6); South Panel: Gehringer (d.1993. 7), York (d.1970, 6), Greenberg (7), Rowe (d.1961, 8) and McCosky (d.1996, 4). This team-signed baseball comes from the collection of a 1930s Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher, a teammate of some of these players. Auction COA from James Spence Authentications.  
 
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