A 1939 Babe Ruth signed baseball and a collection of 305 pre-War baseball cards will be up for grabs at Kaminski Auctions Thanksgiving Auction November 25.
The headliner is the Ruth ball, an official American League sphere that originated with James Wenman of the Brunswick School, Greenwich CT. The baseball was awarded for the highest fielding average, by Brewster King, coach of the Brunswick School baseball team and signed by Ruth four years after his playing career had ended.
The card collection includes T206, El Principe De Gales, various caramel cards and Ramlys. According to the auction house, there are five cards of Ty Cobb and four featuring Cy Young as well as those of Tinker, Evers, Chance, ‘Chief’ Bender, John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, Eddie Cicotte and others. The cards will be sold as one lot.
With grades ranging from fair-excellent, they are estimated at $10,000-$15,000.
Other lots feature a 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers team signed ball and a 1913 Red Sox program.
For more information call 978-927-2223 and to view the complete catalog online go to http://www.kaminskiauctions.com
Preview hours are Monday and Tuesday, November 19th and 20th 10AM – 5PM; Wednesday, November 21st 10AM – 1PM; Thursday, November 22nd 4PM – 8PM; Friday, November 23rd 10AM – 8PM and sale days beginning at 8AM at 117 Elliot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts.