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Lot 163



Lot Number: 163

Description: Significant 1910 Phila. Athletics team auto. baseball. Simply stated, the 1910 Athletics were one of the most dominant teams in Major League history. The team featured the famed $100,000 infield of Baker, Barry, Collins, and McInnis. Additionally, the A's pitching staff had a collective ERA of 1.78, which remains the lowest in the history of the American League. The Chicago Cubs were steamrolled by the mighty A's in the 1910 World Series by a total of four games to one. Offered is an extraordinarily rare T.J. Lynch National League baseball with "1910" dating stamps signed by (14) members of the World Champion Athletics. Players include Bender, Coombs, J.Shibe (owner), Derrick, Strunk, Hartsel, Thomas, Oldring, Lord, Myers (unknown), Robert P. ?, Davis, Lapp (scarce, died in 1920), and Eddie Plank (scarce, died in 1926). The ball itself remains very clean with light age toning and bright original stampings. Signatures range from 5-8 out of 10 with the majority rating 7 or better. The rarity of pre-1920s era World Championship team signed baseballs is well documented, but the rarity of 1910 era World Championship team signed baseballs is virtually immeasurable. One of the finest World Championship team autographed baseballs to have entered the collecting marketplace. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and letter of provenance from the family: Ball: EX-MT, Signatures: Range VG-NM

Estimated Price: ($10,000.00-$20,000.00)

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