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Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,369

Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,369

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and eight other greats of the game has sold for more than $600,000.

The players all signed the ball on the same day in 1939, when they had gathered to become the first class to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame.

SCP Auctions said Monday that it has sold for $623,369. That crushes the previous record of $345,000 for a signed ball, set in 2013.

The winner was identified only as a Southern California collector.

The ball also includes the signatures of Cy Young, Connie Mack and six others. The only original inductee who didn't sign it was Lou Gehrig, who on that day was headed to a hospital where he'd be diagnosed with ALS.

Updated : 2022-05-27 23:09 GMT+08:00