This National League (Heydler) baseball has been signed by members of the very first National League All-Star team played in Chicago. 19 autographs that vary in grade between 1 and 5 out of 10. Ball is in nice shape for the age. Signatures include: Chuck Klein, Chick Hafey, Bill McKechine, Lon Warneke, Woody English, Wally Berger, Dick Bartell, Frankie Frisch, Carl Hubbell, Lefty O’Doul, Jimmy Wilson, Bill Hallahan, Pepper Martin, Gabby Hartnett, Bill Terry, Tony Cuccinello, Max Carey, and Hal Schumacher. Klein was the starting rightfielder in the game and went 1 for 4 in the game in a 4-2 losing effort to the American League.
Fresh to the hobby collection from the family of slugger Chuck Klein. A worthy contemporary of the great sluggers such as Ruth, Gehrig and Foxx, during the late 1920s and early 1930s, his talents were comparable. His credits are staggering: four home runs in one game, 1929 Most Valuable Player Award, one of only six to ever win the Triple Crown (1933), and all this culminating in being inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. He was also named one of the 100 Greatest Players of All Time by The Sporting News.