A significant one-owner collection of team signed baseballs centered on championship franchises across the game’s history is now on the auction block.
The collection at Goldin Auctions features 118 baseball signed balls from the pre-War era through the end of the 20th century. Each ball is being offered as an individual lot. The collection has its own special section inside the October Legends catalog that includes over 3,800 lots in all.
“The time, effort, and passion that must have gone into putting this collection together is extraordinary.” Said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “Championships are what it’s all about at the end of the day and it’s why we all have a rooting interest in sports. It’s an honor to be able to present a star-studded collection centered around that goal to the world.”
Among the most valuable baseballs up for grabs is a 1923 New York Yankees ball from their first World Championship with a bold Babe Ruth signature along with Miller Huggins, Waite Hoyt and Wally Pipp. Subsequent World Series balls from Ruth-Gehrig era Yankees teams are also attracting interest from bidders. Also available are a 1913 Philadelphia A’s signed ball, one the earliest known team signed balls with Eddie Plank, a 1956 Yankees Opening Day team-signed and inscribed ball that originated in Don Larsen’s personal collection and a high quality 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers ball featuring Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, among others.
A host of baseball Hall of Famers and legends such as DiMaggio, Foxx, Mantle, Munson, Clemente, Koufax, Musial, Maris, Killebrew, Mays, and Aaron can also be found throughout the group.
The complete collection can be viewed here.
Bidding runs through October 19.