Avid baseball fans and collectors are in for a treat as Hindman’s Having a Ball Auction showcases an impressive collection of autographed baseballs from a single collector. With over 570 lots up for grabs, this auction is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the history of America’s favorite pastime.
James Smith, the Director of Sports Memorabilia at Hindman, can hardly contain his excitement about the upcoming auction. He describes the collection as one of the most extensive and thrilling that the auction house has ever seen. The sheer breadth and depth of the autographed baseballs on offer are sure to attract enthusiasts from around the world.
Among the standout pieces in the auction is a baseball signed by the 1934 New York Yankees, marking Babe Ruth’s final year with the team. This particular ball is adorned with signatures from Ruth himself, as well as his famed teammate Lou Gehrig, and other baseball Hall of Famers like Earle Combs and Tony Lazzeri. To ensure its authenticity, the ball comes with authentication letters from reputable sources such as PSA and Beckett Authentication Services.
Adding to the allure of this autographed baseball extravaganza is a unique ball from the deadball era. This piece is signed by an eclectic group that includes baseball legends Cy Young and Kennesaw “Mountain” Landis, the first baseball commissioner. What sets this ball apart is the addition of signatures from Mrs. Christy Mathewson and Mrs. John J. McGraw, making it a truly extraordinary collector’s item. To guarantee its authenticity, the ball is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services.
In addition to these exceptional items, the auction also includes a high-grade 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed ball, commemorating their World Series triumph. Fans of the Milwaukee Braves will be thrilled to find a 1957 championship ball among the offerings. Other notable lots feature a 1972 National League All-Star team ball, with signatures from luminaries such as Roberto Clemente and Hank Aaron. Vintage enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to bid on signed team balls from the 1930 and 1932 Philadelphia Athletics, featuring legendary players like Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Grove.
Collectors and enthusiasts alike can participate in the Having a Ball timed online auction, which is currently open for bids on Hindman’s website and Live Auctioneers. The auction employs a unique bidding system that benefits all interested parties. If a bid is placed in the final minute before a lot is set to close, the bidding period is extended by five minutes. This ensures that everyone has a fair chance to participate in the auction without being rushed. Importantly, this extended bidding process does not affect the closing times of other lots.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a piece of baseball history. With an extensive array of autographed baseballs from some of the game’s greatest players, Hindman’s Having a Ball Auction promises to be a home run for collectors and enthusiasts alike. So grab your virtual bidding paddles and get ready to score big in this highly anticipated event.