Originating from the family of 1915 Red Sox Dick Hoblitzell, this 1915 Red Sox team signed baseball features a clear and visible Babe Ruth signature signed "Ruth" on the sweet spot in 3 of 10 ink. The ball contains 28 signature including: Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, Duffy Lewis, Everett Scott, Dick Hoblitzell, Jack Barry, Joe Wood, Dutch Leonard, Rube Foster, Heinie Wagner, Vean Gregg, Ray Collins, Olaf Henriksen, Chick Shorten, Larry Gardner, Mike McNally, Bill Carrigan, Pinch Thomas and others. On an official Ban Johnson American League ball, the ball has a handwritten inscription of "1915 Worlds Champions 1915" on the sweet spot. The signatures are low grade but are still visible, while the ball is in VG condition with a dark spot on the label. Comes with PSA and there are NL CLUBHOUSE on this ball!
Lelands is pleased to offer the collection of Babe Ruth’s former roommate, Dick Hoblitzell, in our 2019 Fall Classic sale. Hoblitzell started his career off with the Cincinnati Reds from 1908-14 and then closed his career out with the Boston Red Sox from 1914-1918. During his time with the Red Sox, he roomed with Babe Ruth on the road and became a two-time World Series Champion in 1915 and 1916. In 1918, Hoblitzell started the season off batting 1-for-25 and was then replaced by his former roommate Babe Ruth! Ranging from a 1915 World Champion Red Sox team signed baseball to game balls and Dick’s personal World Series programs, there is a little bit of everything in this “fresh to market” collection. Each lot sources from the family of Dick Hoblitzell and can be found in the “Dick Hoblitzell Collection” category of the current auction.